Unless the County Court Judgment is paid within 1 month of the date of the County Court Judgment being entered, the judgment will last 6 years on the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines. The Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines is sometimes referred to simply as ‘the CCJ Register’. It is a public register, which contains details on people that have had County Court Judgments registered against them.
Having a County Court Judgment registered against you is likely to affect your ability to take out further credit, as lenders will be able to see that you have a County Court Judgment registered against your name.
If you pay the debt within 6 years, the County Court Judgment will not be removed from the Register but will be marked as “satisfied”. This will show lenders and other credit reference agencies that the judgment debt has been paid. At this stage it is possible to obtain a “certificate of satisfaction”. This does not remove the County Court Judgment from the register but it will show that it has been paid off.
If a County Court Judgment has not been paid after 6 years it will be automatically removed from the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines.
If you have received a County Court Judgment or recently become aware of having a County Court Judgment registered against your name and you are not sure what to do, the contact us to speak to our expert Solicitors. We can offer expert advice on the County Court claims process and how to deal with a County Court Judgment.
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