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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 High Court enforcement.

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.

  • Fill in your contact details, account number and any extra information you want to include in the grey shaded areas.
  • Today’s date will be added automatically.
  • Sign each letter and enclose a copy of your budget if needed.

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.

Change to joint version
You need to include the organisation name.
Name of the organisation you are writing toInclude the name of the person or creditor you are writing to.
You need to include their address.
Their address line 1Make sure you include the full address for the person or organisation. Don't forget the post code.
Their address line 2
Their address line 3
You need to include their postcode.
Their postcodeDon't forget their postcode.
You need to include your address.
Your address line 1Make sure you include your full address.
Your address line 2
Your address line 3
You need to include your postcode.
Your postcodeDon't forget your postcode.

22nd January 2021

Date
Dear Sir/Madam
:Case No:
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Your case number
I am unable to pay the sum claimed immediately and wish to apply for a stay of execution. I enclose an
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Affidavit/witness statement
in support of my application.
I am able to pay £
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Enter amount
per month and my first monthly instalment could be made on
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Enter the date
.
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
You need to include your name(s).
Include your full name