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You may be a money claim online user who has gotten as far as obtaining a court judgment but is unsure what to do next to get your debtor to pay. Or you could also be a credit manager or credit controller who wants to streamline their litigation process so that cashback is received when judgments are enforced. Or you may be advising a person or business with a Court judgment on how to enforce payment.
Whatever your circumstances, we can assure you that enforcement costs are manageable if you follow a few simple guidelines for instructing and working with your High Court provider.
Instructing a High Court Enforcement Officer is now often seen as a faster and more cost-effective debt recovery option than other forms of enforcement. The High Court judgments are enforced by High Court Enforcement Officers who are authorised by the Lord Chancellor and work privately or in private companies.
The Lord Chancellor appoints High Court Enforcement Officers who are in charge of enforcing judgments, often by seizing goods or repossessing property. The authority of an Officer can be delegated to others acting on their behalf (Agents), allowing them to execute High Court Writs.
HCEOs work under the authority of a Writ of Control, which is obtained by transferring a County Court judgment or order to the High Court for enforcement and paying a court fee of £66.
You can approach Shergroup with a High Court judgment or order for enforcement, and we will take care of the rest. Shergroup’s own High Court Enforcement Officer, Claire Sandbrook will get the thing moving for you as soon as the order is drawn in the high court. We charge a standard handling fee to manage the transfer process, and the court fee of £66.00 will be returned to the Judgment Creditor in the event of a successful recovery.
If the enforcement is successful, the defendant must pay your judgment debt, court costs, the £66 court fee for the writ, and interest at 8%, as well as the enforcement costs.
When a judgment is successfully enforced, our fees are recovered from the judgment debtor. The judgment creditor only has to pay a compliance fee if enforcement is unsuccessful. You are not responsible for any other costs related to the enforcement of your writ.
As a result, HCEOs have significantly higher debt collection rates than County Court Bailiffs, who are paid on a salary and have no financial incentive to collect.
Money | By instructing us to enforce a Writ of Control, you can recover outstanding debts owed to you. We offer a free service to transfer an outstanding County Court judgment (CCJ) to the High Court for enforcement.
Property | Instruct us to enforce a Writ of Possession, a County Court Possession Order, or to remove unidentified individuals from a commercial property or unauthorised trespassers on your property.
If you have an unpaid County Court Judgement or order above £600 which is less than 6 years old, and you would like to recover the money owed quickly then Shergroup can help you. Our CCJ transfer and Enforcement of court order service will help you recover your money including the court fee and the interest.
As High Court Enforcement Officers we deal with several different kinds of writs for enforcement. Some of them include a collection of outstanding funds, possession of land or property and the return of goods.
Writ of Control is documentation that gives HCEO the authority to enter a debtor’s premises to recover a debt. A High Court Writ gives them the power to remove goods to the value of the County Court judgment plus 8 per cent interest and the High Court Enforcement Officer’s fees. As per the High Court Writ, a notice of 7 clear days must be given by HCEO before visiting the address.
After obtaining an Order for Possession from the Court, a Writ of Possession allows the recovery of land or property. Residential landlords and their agents frequently use this procedure to reclaim their properties and to evict trespassers, squatters, or unknown individuals from commercial land and property.
This writ works as a combination to enforce for both possession of land and for the recovery of money at the same time. This is frequently used by residential landlords who want to evict a tenant while also recovering any money judgment obtained for unpaid rent and related costs.
If your property is re-occupied by the trespassers, squatters or any other unauthorised person who had been previously evicted under the Writ of Possession, a Writ of Restitution is used to remove them.
A Writ of Delivery is used to recover specific assets or goods that have been ordered to be delivered up by a court.
A Writ of Assistance is typically used to help us enforce a Writ of Possession in unusual circumstances, but it can also be used to enforce a Writ of Control or a Writ of Delivery.
If you have been awarded a successful Employment Tribunal or received an ACAS Settlement but your employer hasn’t paid then High Court Enforcement service is the best way forward. You can use High Court Enforcement service to recover payment of your outstanding award or settlement.
Get in touch with Shergroup today if you’re looking for effective, industry-leading court enforcement services. Our High Court Enforcement Officers are experienced, certified and highly trained.
Our enforcement team is led by our CEO Claire Sandbrook who has over 30 years of experience in the enforcement sector and is known for her professional service throughout England and Wales.
If you wish to enforce a County Court debt of £600 or more, an Employment Tribunal Award or any High Court Writ, then call us today and we will process it for you. All you have to do is pay our standard fees, upload your High Court judgment paperwork and share your contact information (name, email, number). Our business solution advisor will ensure that you’re supported through the enforcement process.
If you want to go through our High Court Enforcement solution in detail, check here https://shergroup.com/product-page/cashflow-enforcement-of-high-court-judgment.
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