What it costs

How much does it cost to get a writ?

Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) charges £66.00 for a writ of possession or writ of control (known as a writ of fieri facias or fi fa prior to 6th April 2014)

Once you have collected the monies due, how long will it be before I receive them?

We legally have to hold the funds for 14 days. Payment will be issued after this period. Read more about this in our article.

If the goods removed are sold and they do not cover the full balance, what happens next?

Our Enforcement Agents would advise if there may be further assets. If there is, then they would return to remove these also. If not, we would request your further information on any further assets you may be aware of. Read more about this in our article.

If you remove goods and sell them what happens to any surplus funds?

After payment of the judgment, interest, costs, fees and charges have been settled any surplus would be repaid to the defendant. Read more about this in our article.

What if I do a deal with the defendant outside the enforcement process, who pays your fees?

You will be liable for our full fees should this be the case. We would ask that once the enforcement process has started you allow us to continue until such time as the debt is repaid in full.

What will it cost me if the debt is unenforceable?

There is an industry regulated (High Court Enforcement Officers Association) compliance fee of £75 plus VAT which is triggered by each Notice of Enforcement that is sent.

What is the abortive fee?

On 6th April 2014 the abortive fee was replaced by the Compliance fee. It is £75 plus VAT charge payable by the judgment creditor where enforcement is unsuccessful. It is triggered by serving the Notice of Enforcement.

What is the compliance fee?

On 6th April 2014 the abortive fee was replaced by the Compliance fee. It is £75 plus VAT charge payable by the judgment creditor where enforcement is unsuccessful. It is triggered by serving the Notice of Enforcement.

At which point do you collect your lawful fees?

Our fees are incurred as the enforcement progresses through the various stages of enforcement. When part payment is recovered, the amount is shared pro-rate between The Sheriffs Office and the judgment creditor.