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    • Autumnella
    • By Autumnella 14th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    Is there anything I can do?
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
    Is there anything I can do? 14th Feb 18 at 8:43 PM
    I've just gotten a letter from the court for a judgement against me for a £3000 (original amount about £2100 but they have added interest and fees) debt at my current address for a debt that would have been about 2 months away from being statute barred. I would be willing to pay but couldnt pay all at once. I haven't had any other paperwork apart from this and suspect it has went to an old address, but they have obviously got my new address to send this letter to.

    Is there anything I can do to not get a CCJ? After a bad relationship I'm just starting to get my finances sorted and was hoping to be in a position to buy a house within a couple of years? Is there any chance I would be able to get a mortgage in a couple of years with a CCJ?
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    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 14th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 8:55 PM
    The way to have avoided the CCJ would be not to let it get to this point in the first place. Ignoring it in the hope it would disappear was always going to be a very irresponsible idea.

    Can you pay immediately? If so you can apply to have the CCJ removed.

    If not, the best you can hope for is a set aside, you'd need to pay for this and hope that the judge accepts your reason for not responding (if the court sends out paperwork it is deemed to be received). Then the claim will not go away, it will just start again, so unless you pay up you'll still have the CCJ and even more costs.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 15th Feb 18, 6:56 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 6:56 AM
    Is there anything I can do to not get a CCJ?
    Originally posted by Autumnella
    Pay it within a month of it being granted. Do that and it is removed and is as if it never happened.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 15th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
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    • 15th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
    Well, the obvious is to have not gotten it - were you aware that the £2100 was on there and owing and just trying your luck that it would drop off?
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