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    • realgonekid
    • By realgonekid 6th Aug 18, 1:53 PM
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    Bankruptcy timescales - Peoples experiences
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    Bankruptcy timescales - Peoples experiences 6th Aug 18 at 1:53 PM
    How long have people on here found they have had to wait to be declared bankrupt once they have submitted their application form?
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    • By sourcrates 6th Aug 18, 2:10 PM
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    As soon as you submit your application, it will be reviewed by an adjudicator, if the adjudicator makes you bankrupt, you then receive a copy of the bankruptcy order, and will have a telephone interview with the Official receiver.

    All depends how long the review takes, most are within a few days.
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:07 AM
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    • 7th Aug 18, 11:07 AM
    Hi there

    Once you have submitted your bankruptcy application the adjudicator will decide whether to grant the bankruptcy within 28 days. In reality most people find they get a decision within a couple of days.

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