Don’t panic. As worrying as these forms may look this is a standard part of the collection process and our information will help you deal with it.
Firstly, you just need to double check that what you’ve got is definitely a county court judgment (CCJ) form. Does your form matches all three points on our checklist below?
- There's a royal crest and the title 'Claim Form' in the top left hand corner
- There’s a court stamp or 'seal' and the name of a court in the top right hand corner
- The number N1 is in the bottom right hand corner
If all of these things are there then you’ve received a claim form. The information below will tell you exactly what you need to do with this.
If the form you’ve received doesn’t have all three of these things on it you should contact the creditor that sent it to you and ask them about it.
Completing your CCJ
Part of your CCJ pack will be a form with an N9A in the bottom corner. This is called an admission form and you need to fill this in a return it to the creditor that sent it to you.
The time you have to send back the N9A depends on the court that issued the forms:
- Northampton County Court Bulk Centre – 19 days from the issue date on the N1
- Any other county court – 16 days from the postmark on the envelope
Remember to send the form back to the creditor. Their address will be on the form under the heading ‘address for sending documents’.
How to fill in the different sections
The video below is a step by step guide to completing your CCJ (N9A) form. As you complete your form make sure that:
- You listen to the video carefully. Pause and rewind it as many times as you need to
- The information you give in the form is as clear and accurate as possible