High Court Enforcement

Collect My Debt Limited are authorised High Court Enforcement Agents.

We support lawyers, businesses of all sizes, debt collection agencies, landlords and individuals across England and Wales. Whether you need to regain your property or land through possession orders, enforce a money judgement by recovering assets, our High Court Enforcement team is here to help with all of your requirements.

Instruction to transfer up and enforce a County Court Judgement

by Writ of Control

Instruction to transfer up and enforce a County Court Order

by Writ of Possession


When an Order for Possession against residential or commercial tenants is made, it must be transferred to the High Court so permission from the Court can be given. Applications are made under Section 42 of the Country Courts Act 1984. Writs of Possession are issued by the High Court following the award of a judgement or Order for Possession for property or land. The order or CCJ can be transferred to the High Court for enforcement if the occupiers are regarded as trespassers. Authorised High Court Enforcement agents are required to enforce judgements or orders.


Order of Possession/Writ of Possession

 In the case of an Order for Possession against residential/commercial tenants the order may be transferred to the High Court for enforcement with the permission of the Court (this must be requested at county court stage). This is applied for under Section 42 of the Country Courts Act 1984. 

A Writ of Possession is issued by the High Court after a judgment or order for possession of either property or land has been awarded. The CCJ or order can be transferred to the High Court for enforcement if the occupiers are deemed to be trespassers. A good example would be the eviction of travellers or squatters from land or a property. If the judgment or order is issued in the High Court, then it must be enforced by authorised High Court Enforcement agents.


 What are Combined Orders?

Combined orders are monetary orders that allow possession to be enforced and goods to be seized in the same manner as a writ of control. It’s possible to apply for a combined writ to save time and enable High Court Enforcement orders to enforce both matters at the same time. A common example would be for the recovery of rent.


Why use the High Court?

A County Court Bailiff will often take up to 8 – 12 weeks to remove a tenant and even longer to action a Writ of Control. The frustrating thing here is that the tenant has already been given the possession order to leave and they have not. Then you have to apply for the bailiff appointment and wait 8 – 12 weeks for the bailiff to arrive.

This means 8 – 12 weeks that you are potentially losing money and 8 – 12 weeks for the tenant to cause more problems.

A High Court Enforcement Agent will usually remove the tenant within 7 days of the possession order expiring.

Obviously, this means that there is less time for more rent arrears to build up and less time for the tenant to cause problems.
A Writ of Control can be attended and executed as soon as the Notice of Enforcement expires and the defendant has failed to pay the debt in full.


 Why use a High Court Enforcement Agent?

Using a County Court Bailiff rather than a High Court Enforcement agent can take much longer. County Court Bailiffs can take up to three months to remove tenants, and it can take even longer for them to action Writs of Control, long after the possession order has been given. This means you could be losing money via unpaid rent for up to 12 weeks, during which time the tenant or tenants could cause further problems. There are many different advantages to using High Court Enforcement Officers. The fees of HCEOs are substantially higher, which can make debtors step up their efforts to pay debts. HCEOs are noted for their quickness and efficiency, and it’s possible to add interest to debts once they have been passed on to HCEOs.


Speeding Up The Process

High Court Enforcement Agents can remove tenants within 7 days of possession orders expiring, meaning you stand to lose less rent and the tenant has less time to cause more issues. Writs of Control can be attended and executed once the Notice of Enforcement expires and the defendant has failed to settle their debt in full. Writs and Control and Writs of Possession issued by the High Courts are in turn issued to Collect My Debt via our Appointed Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer.


Why choose Collect My Debt?

At Collect My Debt, we can help you if you have issues with rent arrears, problem tenants and squatters. We are one of the UK’s most trusted and effective debt recovery specialists and cover the entirety of England and Wales. We have many years of experience when it comes to High Court Enforcement and we have provided dependable services for a host of clients including individuals and large PLCs. We are experts when it comes to the eviction of travellers and illegal trespassers and no debt is too large or small for us to deal with. As soon as we receive instruction from you, we will assign your case to a dedicated handler who will act as your first point of contact. To find out more about our High Court Enforcement services or enforcing a CCJ, call 0800 612 5161 or send an e-mail to info@collectmydebt.co.uk.


All Writs of Control and Writs of Possession issued by the High Courts are Issued to Collect My Debt Limited through our Appointed Authorised High Court Enforcement Officer (AHCEO) Claire Louise Sandbrook.

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