A Warrant of Execution is a writ which entitles a County Court Bailiff to visit a debtor’s premises with a view to collecting goods to sell. It entitles a creditor to restitution on amounts of between £50 and £5,000. Should the amount sought exceed £600 it can be enforced in the High Court using a writ of Fieri Facias (often referred to as a Fi Fa).
Upon issue, the court will transfer the case to the debtor’s local court and write to the debtor informing him/her of the warrant. The debtor has seven days to pay the amount of the warrant without further action. Should the defendant pay within this time, the warrant is cancelled and the money is sent to the creditor by the court.
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