Writ of Control
A Writ of Control commands a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) to take control of and sell at auction enough of the debtor's goods to obtain the funds to satisfy a money judgment.
A Writ of Control was previously called a Writ of Fieri Facias (FiFa).
It is also known as execution against goods. In addition to providing a command to take control of and sell debtor's goods and chattels to the value of the judgment debt the Writ includes 8% per annum interest and costs.
A Writ of Control is the equivalent of a Warrant of Execution issued by the County Court but is used to enforce a judgment in the High Court rather than the County Court and those County Court judgments pro-actively transferred to the High Court for enforcement.
Where enforcement is by way of a Writ of Control a High Court Enforcement Officer will attend the judgment debtor's home or premises instead of an Enforcement Agent (Bailiff).
What are the advantages of enforcement by way of a Writ of Control?
- forced entry into commercial premises can also be with no prior warning
- provides a command to take control of and sell debtor's goods and chattels to the value of the judgment debt, plus 8% per annum interest and costs
- relatively inexpensive
What are the disadvantages of enforcement by way of a Writ of Control?
- the main disadvantage is that not all types of goods can be controlled, this includes tools of the judgment debtor's trade, basic clothing, bedding, basic furniture or basic household goods
- a creditor should be reasonably certain that sufficient assets will be available to control. Assets include a debtor's car, caravan, motor-home, boat or garden equipment as well as those belongings inside the home
Transfer a County Court Judgment (CCJ) to the High Court for enforcement
If you have a County Court Judgment (CCJ) for £600.00 (including costs) or over you can transfer it to the High Court for enforcement, resulting in the issuing of a sealed Writ of Control.
MoneyClaimsUK can take care of the entire process for you.