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Sample Letter

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

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

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.
  • Download your letter to your computer for saving and printing by clicking on ‘Download pdf’ or ‘Download doc’ on the left.
  • 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.

4th December 2020

Dear Sir/Madam
Case No:
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Your case numberYou will find your case number on paperwork from the court.
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 statementThese are special financial statements that the court will want to see in a particular form. Get advice first.
in support of my application.
I am able to pay £
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Enter amountThis should be the amount you have worked out on your budget sheet that you can pay this creditor.
per month and my first monthly instalment could be made on
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Enter the dateThis is the date you will make your payment.
.
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