Writ of execution
A writ of execution is a legal document containing the order for execution, which officially certifies the existence of a liquid and matured claim. It also enables the holder to obtain execution of the claim and authorises a bailiff to proceed with what is called compulsory execution (in case of the debtor’s inaction faced with this order).
For debt collection, when a debtor owes money to their creditor and they have not settled it voluntarily, the writ of execution, obtained from a court, will establish with certainty the existence of the debt, the amount due, as well as the person who is accountable for it.
There are three types of writs of executions:
- Administrative constraints
- Notarial deeds
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