N293A combined certificate of judgment and request for writ of control or writ of possession
High Court Enforcement of your County Court Judgment (CCJ)
Any County Court Judgment (CCJ) for over £600 (including costs) may be transferred to the High Court for enforcement by a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO).
The exception being if it is a judgment arising from a regulated agreement under the Consumer Credit Act.
If your CCJ is over 6 years old, you will need the permission of the court to enforce the debt.
We transfer your CCJ to the High Court for enforcement
Many court users are discouraged from transferring up because of the unfamiliarity of the N293A form and the format of a High Court Writ (Form 53 - Writ of Control) and how it should be addressed and worded.
We understand the procedure and carry out the whole process for you.
Simply register your CCJ information and we will immediately begin the transfer process for you. The £66.00 court fee is recoverable from the debtor.
Why transfer a CCJ to the High Court for enforcement?
The resulting High Court Writ of Control is the equivalent of the County Court Warrant of Control - however its powers are considerably greater. It provides a command to take control of / impound and sell your debtors goods and chattels to settle your debt.
A High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) will execute the writ and report directly back to you. Unlike salaried Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs), High Court Enforcement Officers are paid on results, on monies recovered from your debtor.
How long will the process take?
The transfer application process usually takes 10-14 days.
What will it cost to transfer my CCJ to the High Court for enforcement?
On submission a service fee of £30.00 and statutory £66.00 court transfer fee is payable.
If the warrant is successfully executed, the High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) will collect your judgment debt, court costs, the transferup fee and interest, they also recover their own fees, costs and charges from the debtor.
Should it be the warrant cannot be executed, for whatever reason, the defendant is insolvent, bankrupt, in liquidation or moved away and cannot be traced, a fee of £72.00 for Judgment Orders dated before 5th April 2014 and £90.00 for Judgment Orders dated from 5th April 2014 will be charged by the officer, this is known as the "compliance fee" and is charged by all High Court Enforcement Officers where the writ can not be executed.
Enforcement stages under a High Court Writ
Once the sealed Writ has been received by the High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) they must write to the debtor allowing 7 clear days to make payment or respond, this is the compliance stage. The officer charges the debtor a fixed fee of £75.00.
First enforcement stage
If no response or payment has been received at the compliance stage then the officer will now attend to take control of goods, the first enforcement stage. The officer charges a fee of £190.00 plus 7.5% of any monies recovered over £1,000.
Second enforcement stage
When a refusal to make any payment or to enter into an acceptable instalment arrangement covered by a controlled goods agreement is failed to be made, the debtor is charged flat fee of £495.00.
Sale or disposal stage
Where goods actually need to be removed, this stage covers the process of removing and disposing of goods. The debtor is charged a fee of £525.00 plus 7.5% of any monies recovered over £1,000.
HCEO enforcement at addresses
Make sure you have the correct address of the judgment debtor. A High Court Enforcement Office (HCEO) enforces at the address you provide. If you are not certain then take a look at how to find someone or consider using our tracing service first.