Sample letter

Request for 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 fact sheet High Court enforcement.

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.
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21 September 2020

Dear Sir/Madam

Case No:

I am unable to pay the sum claimed immediately and wish to apply for a stay of execution. I enclose an in support of my application.

I am able to pay £ per month and my first monthly instalment could be made on .

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