When debt collection actions have failed to collect the debt what further steps can you take?
You can apply for a County Court Judgment for payment.
Bailiffs, Enforcement Agents can assist at a number of stages in the process.
Obtaining a County Court Judgment against a defendant may not mean the debt is paid.
Some defendants will pay up as soon as judgment is entered, But others will ignore the judgment and not pay.
There are four options for collection through the County Court:
These options have restrictions and can take significant time before you are fully paid.
An alternative option for collection for judgments over £600 is to transfer the county court judgment to the High Court for enforcement.
Enforcement Agents working under the direction of a High Court Enforcement Officer tend to have significantly higher collection rates than County Court Bailiffs.
England & Wales