Sample letter

Request for a stay of execution in the High Court (sole name)

​Use this letter to request a stay of execution when you are unable to pay immediately. You can find information about how to use this letter in our fact sheet Debts in the High Court.

Letter in joint names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.
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24 November 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Case No:

I am unable to pay the sum claimed immediately and wish to apply for a stay of execution. I enclose an in support of my application.

I am able to pay £ per month and my first monthly instalment could be made on .

I have carefully considered my financial circumstances and believe that this is a realistic and affordable amount.

I hope that you will be able to accept the repayments I have offered.

Yours faithfully