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How to Obtain a No. 53 - Writ of Control

Registry Trust Ltd operates the National Information Centre for Enforcement and is only responsible for the allocation of sealed High Court Writs when the option to name an enforcement officer on the Writ has been left blank.

Step One

Download the necessary forms:-

N293A Combined certificate of judgment and request for writ of control or writ of possession’ and

No. 53 - Writ of Control

Step two

Complete the form N293A Combined certificate of judgment and request for writ of control or writ of possession’ and send to the court that issued your judgment.

The court will stamp the N293A form and return it to you.

Step three

Complete the form No. 53 Writ of Control and send the following documents:-


• Completed No. 53 - Writ of Control
• Court stamped N293A Form
• Cheque for £66 made payable to ‘HMCTS’

Send this to:
Royal Courts of Justice
Enforcement Section
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL

Tel: 020 7947 7772 (option 5)

Email: qbenforcement@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

Step four

Once the High Court returns your sealed No. 53 - Writ of Control then you can send the original sealed Writ to us for allocation of an enforcement officer. Our address is:-

National Information Centre for Enforcement Department
Registry Trust Ltd
153-157 Cleveland Street
London
W1T 6QW

Upon receiving the original sealed No. 53 - Writ of Control we will allocate it to a High Court Enforcement Officer. We will write to you to confirm the name and contact details of the Enforcement Officer.

Please note, we are only able to allocate an original sealed No. 53 - Writ of Control to a High Court Enforcement Officer. Copies will not be processed and will be returned to you.


Further Assistance

For further assistance you can contact the county court that issued your judgment or the Royal Courts of Justice Enforcement Section on tel: 020 7947 7772 (option 5).

You can find more information on how to enforce a judgment on the government website.