What is a Warrant of Execution?

A Warrant of Execution is issued by a County Court so that a County Court Judgement (CCJ) can be enforced. Once a Warrant of Execution is obtained, an enforcement officer can be instructed to recover monies owed, or seize goods to cover the value of the judgement.

When do you need a Warrant of Execution?

If you are owed a sum of money that is under £650 and wish to reclaim it through court proceedings, then you can apply for a Warrant of Execution after a CCJ has been issued. This will allow you to instruct enforcement officers to act on your behalf.

How do you obtain a Warrant of Execution?

In order to obtain a Warrant of Execution to recover monies owed, you must make a claim in the county courts. You can either make a claim by completing an online form, or by filling in a claim form and sending it to the courts by post. You will save money and begin proceedings earlier if you complete an online form, although there are some restrictions.

What does a Warrant of Execution allow you to do?

Once you have been issued a Warrant of Execution to recover debt, you can instruct certificated bailiffs to enforce the warrant on your behalf. Upon instruction, a bailiff will visit the debtor to collect the sum owed, or take control of goods to cover the costs.

Goods seized can then be sold at auction to cover the sum detailed in the Warrant, which can include the debt, the creditor’s costs, and the court fee. You will not be able to recover any statutory interest accrued.

If you require assistance with recovering outstanding debts, then get in touch with Able Investigations to find out how we can be of assistance. Our team of certificated bailiffs have years of experience. Call us today on 0345 366 0000.


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