HIGH COURT ENFORCEMENT
If you have been awarded a county court Judgement or Order from the court for a sum of money, our specialist enforcement team can assist you in transferring the Order to the High Court for the purposes of enforcement by a High Court Enforcement Agent.
The 24 Hour Group, using the authority of our associated High Court Enforcement Officer, is able to enforce the following monetary orders:
– Any County Court Judgement (CCJ) over £600.00
– A High Court Judgement or Order
– Employment Tribunal Award or ACAS Award
With the authorisation of our associated authorised High Court Enforcement Officer, we are able to transfer your Judgement or Order to the High Court for enforcement for a Court fee of only £66.00 (recoverable from the debtor on successful recovery of the outstanding Judgement debt).
Our in house enforcement agents are highly experienced in the recovery of Judgement debts and assist clients across the spectrum from individuals, large businesses, debt recovery agencies and landlords. We act immediately on your instructions to ensure that there is no further delay in the recovery of your outstanding Judgement debt.
A compliance fee of £75.00 plus VAT is payable by the instructing party for each notice sent to the debtor prior to enforcement being executed, along with a £50.00 administrative fee. Both the court administrative fee and compliance fee can be recovered from the debtor on successful recovery.
Our enforcement fees are recovered from the debtor on successful enforcement of your County Court Judgement or High Court Order. We act on a nationwide basis and therefore can act expeditiously in undertaking your instructions.
We will undertake all of the appropriate paperwork on your behalf to be authorised by our associated authorised High Court Enforcement Officer, which is then forwarded to the High Court to obtain the Writ of Control. This enables immediate enforcement to be undertaken on the allocation of our associated High Court Enforcement Officer (Sheriff) to an enforcement agent.
On attendance at the debtor’s premises the enforcement agent looks to either receive full payment of the outstanding debt or look to take control the debtor’s goods or other property, which can be removed and sold if the debtor is unable to pay the debt owed to you.
Stages of High Court Enforcement
The Compliance Stage – £75.00 plus VAT
Once the High Court Enforcement Officer receives the sealed Writ of Control, they will send a ‘Notice of Enforcement’ to the judgement debtor.
The Notice of Enforcement must be sent to the debtor personally, giving them 7 clear days (excluding Sundays and bank holidays) to pay the sums due in full, at the place, or one of the places, where the debtor usually lives or carries on a trade or business.
If the debtor pays in full – the judgement amount, interest, court fees and the £75 plus VAT enforcement fee for the Compliance stage – after receiving the notice, the enforcement process is concluded.
Enforcement Stage 1 – £190.00 plus 7.5% of the debt above £1,000.00
During the Compliance Stage, if the debtor fails to make contact with the High Court Enforcement Officer or requests to set up a repayment schedule, an enforcement officer will attend their premises to take control of goods. The fixed charge at this point is £190 plus 7.5% of the outstanding amount over £1,000, plus VAT. The sums to be recovered are the judgement debt, court costs and execution costs.
When the enforcement officer attends the premises, if the debtor agrees to an acceptable instalment arrangement or can pay the full amount owed, then the matter is resolved and does not continue to the next stage.
Enforcement Stage 2 – £495.00 plus VAT
If the debtor refuses to enter into an acceptable instalment arrangement or to make payment in respect of the outstanding debt, then the matter moves to Enforcement Stage 2.
If under the signed Controlled Goods Agreement, a payment arrangement is made which is subsequently broken, the enforcement officer will re-attend the property either under Enforcement Stage 2 or the Sale or Disposal Stage, dependent on the circumstances of the case and assets available to the debtor.
Sale or Disposal Stage – £525 plus 7.5% of the debt above £1,000.00
At this stage any assets belonging to the debtor that are held under the Controlled Goods Agreement are taken and sold to recoup monies in respect of the outstanding debt owed.
The fee for this stage is £525 plus 7.5% of the outstanding amount above £1,000, plus VAT.
Please Note: You, as the instructing client, are not responsible for these fees if the debtor, can not pay.
Call us now on 0800 689 0680 to speak to one of our experienced members of staff to find out how the 24 Hour Group can help you. Alternatively, please feel free to complete our enquiry form and one of our dedicated enforcement or legal agents will contact you to discuss your matter further.