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    High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO)

    Members and friends - has any one got experience of using the services of HCEOs? If so - could you please share your experience and any recommendations / suggestions?

    I have obtained a default judgment for rent arrears amounting to just over £1k.

    I will be grateful for any steer you might be able to let me have.

    Many thanks.

    I had a bad experience using HCEOs to enforce a PO but that may just be because the ones I used were idiots.

    It will cost you £60 to get the judgement transferred to the high court and most of them seem to charge a fee for trying to enforce the order whether they succeed or not.

    HCEOs do not have powers to force entry to domestic properties when enforcing civil debts so if your tenant knows the system unless they have a car in the drive that can be seized they might not recover anything.

    The other thing to consider is do they have the money to pay anyway?


      Thank you for taking the trouble to read my post, and to respond. The answer to the question you ask is I don't know, but the debtors are in employment. Thank you once again Daveg.


        If they are working the attachment of earnings route may be a solution have a look at the sticky Judgement Enforcement Options thread


          Thank you Daveg. I shall look for this 'sticky thread' now. But it sounds like the attachment of earnings route might be the way forward. Thank you once again.


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