How to obtain a warrant of control—County Court judgments
How to obtain a warrant of control—County Court judgments

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • How to obtain a warrant of control—County Court judgments
  • What is a warrant of control?
  • Do I have to enforce my County Court judgment in the County Court—transferring up
  • When can I apply for a warrant of control?
  • Form of warrant
  • How do I obtain a warrant of control—filing the request?
  • Can there be concurrent warrants?
  • Can the debtor object to the issue of a warrant of control?
  • Can you enforce a High Court judgment by a warrant of control?
  • Can I withdraw or suspend a warrant of control?
  • more

This Practice Note concerns provisions of the CPR and related legislation (The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, The Taking of Goods Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1894 and The Taking of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1) which came into force on 6 April 2014.

For guidance on enforcing a County Court judgment by seizing a debtor’s possessions in relation to writs of fieri facias or warrants of control issued before 6 April 2014, see: Taking control of the debtor's goods—overview (under ‘transitional provisions’) and the archived content on warrants of execution: Seizing the debtor's possessions—obtaining writs of fi fa and warrants of execution [Archived] and Seizing the debtor’s possessions—executing writs and warrants [Archived].

Depending on where you are proceeding, a warrant of control support centre may be in operation, which aims to contact the judgment debtor and resolve the warrant. Note that these support centres are not considered in this Practice Note—for further information, see: Support centres opened to speed up resolution of warrants of control—LNB News 20/06/2019 51 and Implementation of new warrant control support centres explained—LNB News 06/11/2019 17.

What is a warrant of control?

A warrant of control is a warrant which confers a power to use the TCG (Taking Control of Goods) procedure, ie it is the warrant that you will apply for if you have a