Which assets aren’t included in a DRO?
When totalling up how much your assets are worth there are certain assets the official receiver dealing with your DRO won’t count.
These items include:
- Essential household items like bedding, clothing and furniture
- Tools or other equipment that are essential for your job
Can I keep my car on a DRO?
To qualify for a DRO your total assets cannot be worth more than £1,000 if you live in England or Wales (or £300 if you live in Northern Ireland), but you can also own one domestic vehicle worth up to £1,000 on top of this.
You’ll need to provide details of your vehicle including the make, model and registration number. Your vehicle’s value will be checked and if it appears to be worth more than £1,000 you'll need to provide valuations from two independent motor dealers.
If you own a vehicle that’s used for business purposes only, it’ll be counted as part of the total assets you’re allowed. This means if your business vehicle is worth more than £1,000 (England or Wales) or £300 (Northern Ireland), a DRO won’t be possible.
If your vehicle has been specially adapted to help you with a physical disability, the £1,000 limit doesn’t apply.