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    • rwb196884
    • By rwb196884 5th Aug 17, 1:39 PM
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    Small claims: what happens?
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    • 5th Aug 17, 1:39 PM
    Small claims: what happens? 5th Aug 17 at 1:39 PM
    I'm currently pursuing a small claim against a motor trader who supplied a car which had (and still has) a number of problems that materially affect its value. (Specifically, within 3 months I had to replace the clutch, I'm trying to recover the cost).

    I keep logging in to MCOL and clicking the next button and paying the fees but I don't really understand what is happening. I find the documentation provided to be quite lacking.

    This is where it's got to:
    You submitted a claim on 25/02/2017 at 09:50:45
    Your claim was issued on 27/02/2017
    You submitted a judgment against Charles Hurst Motor Company on 28/03/2017 at 15:14:02
    Your judgment against Charles Hurst Motor Company was issued on 29/03/2017 at 19:23:19
    Charles Hurst Motor Company notified the court of a change of address on 16/05/2017
    You submitted warrant 0A475473 against Charles Hurst Motor Company on 02/08/2017 at 12:08:44
    Your warrant 0A475473 against Charles Hurst Motor Company was issued on 03/08/2017 at 19:27:08
    I was expecting getting a date to go to court but nothing happened.
    As I understand it I have won by default as no defence has been given. Is this so?

    What happens next?

    Thanks,
    Richard.
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    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 5th Aug 17, 1:55 PM
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    As I understand it I have won by default as no defence has been given. Is this so?
    Originally posted by rwb196884
    Yes, that happened in March.
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    • steampowered
    • By steampowered 5th Aug 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 5th Aug 17, 5:52 PM
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    • 5th Aug 17, 5:52 PM
    It looks like you won a CCJ on 28 March.

    It looks like you have now sent the debt to county court bailiffs for enforcement.

    Have a read of https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/action-your-creditor-can-take/bailiffs/bailiff-has-issued-you-with-a-notice/how-bailiffs-are-authorised-to-act/.
    • rwb196884
    • By rwb196884 24th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 6:56 PM
    Bump!

    I was kinda expecting something to happen but nothing has. What do I need to do next?

    Ta.
    • bris
    • By bris 24th Sep 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 7:01 PM
    Bump!

    I was kinda expecting something to happen but nothing has. What do I need to do next?

    Ta.
    Originally posted by rwb196884
    Follow the advice given above.
    • steampowered
    • By steampowered 24th Sep 17, 10:46 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 10:46 PM
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    • 24th Sep 17, 10:46 PM
    Is it possible to call up the court to find out the status of the warrant?

    If the debt is over £600, I would send it to High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs). You will find plenty of HCEO firms on google. There is a fee for this (the fee is recoverable from the defendant) but it will give you the best chance of getting a payment reasonably quickly.
    • rwb196884
    • By rwb196884 7th Oct 17, 12:17 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:17 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:17 PM
    Well today I've received a very oddly laid out letter -- if you can call it that -- from the The County Court Business Centre saying
    > "Defendant no longer trading at green belt site= he said will pay £400 next week then monthly over 2 months"

    They certainly seem to be still trading.

    The piece of paper also contains the phrase "EX77-Interim Return on a Warrant".

    I guess I shall wait and see if anything happens next week...

    (Thanks everyone for your input.)
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