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If you owe money, one of the ways your creditors might try to get their money back is by using bailiffs. The role of the bailiffs is to take your goods away and sell them to raise money to pay your creditors.
Source: Advice Guide

Bankruptcy

If you have a debt problem, you might have a number of options for sorting it out. One of these might be bankruptcy.
Source: Advice Guide

Budget sheet

Use this budget sheet to help you sort out your debts.
Source: Advice Guide

Council tax arrears

If you have council tax arrears, you will need to contact your local council and make an arrangement to repay them. You will normally be expected to clear your arrears within the current financial year, which ends on 31 March.
Source: Advice Guide

Court fines

If you're taken to court in a criminal case and you're found guilty, the court may order you to pay a fine.
Source: Advice Guide

Debt and mental health

Debt relief orders

A debt relief order is an order you can apply for if you can't afford to pay off your debts. It's granted by the Insolvency Service and is a cheaper option than going bankrupt.You must have debts of less than £15,000 and a low income.
Source: Advice Guide

Debt test

If you're worried about your finances, you can take the Debt Test, to help you find out whether you have – or are likely to have – problems with your borrowing.
Source: Advice Guide

Eviction for mortgage arrears

If you're in mortgage arrears, your mortgage lender will want you to clear them.If you aren't able to clear them, your lender will try to get you evicted from your home. This is called taking possession. It allows them to sell your property and use the money from the sale to help pay off the debt.
Source: Advice Guide

Financial healthcheck

This information applies to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern IrelandFind out if your finances are in a healthy state and get some tips for a healthier financial lifestyle, by doing an on-line financial healthcheck.
Source: Advice Guide
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