Sequestration Debt Solution

Sequestration Debt Solution

For some people, Sequestration can be seen as the only solution to managing debts, if you are wondering about this option we can offer help and advice.

Being Sequestrated

Being Sequestrated

The process of being sequestrated is not something to take lightly, but our team are here to provide guidance for anyone who feels this is the best option in dealing with debt problems.

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Sequestration is a debt solution available in Scotland that can help you write off debt that would otherwise take many years to clear. Sequestration meaning is a form of insolvency and may be suitable if you can’t pay back your debts in a reasonable time. Assets you own, such as your house or car, could be sold to pay off your debts. But if you fill in the contact form we can run through all your options because there is a great chance we could write off debts through a trust deed Scotland option. If your assets are worth more than your debts, or if all of your regular payments are up to date and you can afford to keep paying them, sequestration may not be the best option for you. This process has serious implications for your future and should never be undertaken lightly.


Sequestration is only available if you live in Scotland. For anyone living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, bankruptcy is a similar solution, but it’s important to note that it has different benefits, risks and fees associated with it. We strongly recommend completing the contact form so we can discuss all your options though as you might be surprised how we can help you write off your debts. Take a look at this page - to see the different types of assistance we are able to offer. The Sequestration definition or meaning might not be exactly how you visualise it.

What is Sequestration?

Sequestration is a form of bankruptcy in Scotland. In 2008 the laws relating to Scottish Bankruptcy were changed. Previously many people used to wait until a creditor decided to make them bankrupt, but many creditors decided some sums were simply not worth recovering, which left thousands of people just watching their debts rise through interest rates and charges. The new legislation introduced in 2008 made it easier for debtors to take control of their finances and sequestrate themselves.

A sequestration order is an order handed down by the court which makes you bankrupt. It is an order that your assets be managed by a trustee. Before deciding whether to challenge one of these orders by seeking a review, you should consider the consequences of bankruptcy. When a sequestration order is made against you, a trustee will be appointed to manage your financial affairs. If the creditor has not obtained the consent of a registered private trustee to manage your financial affairs, the Official Trustee automatically becomes the trustee. After the making of the sequestration debt solution by the court, your trustee will notify you of your bankruptcy in writing. When the trustee writes to you, the trustee will explain their role and your obligations as a bankrupt. The trustee will also give you a statement of affairs which you must complete and file with the Official Receiver. 


Being Sequestrated

Sequestration used to be seen as a last resort, something shameful that no-one should know about. Now with the internet, more and more people who have been sequestrated or have started thinking about it have found each other, got the information and support they needed and successfully embraced Scottish Bankruptcy. Suddenly they’re not alone and there are many forums showing you do not need to go through the stress and anxiety this brings on your own.

The definition and meaning of being sequestrated is easier to be explianed to you on the phone and you can ask any questions so please complete the contact form for more information. Just let us know the details of your situation and the kind of help you need and we'll respond as soon as we can with some friendly advice.

How Sequestration Works

Before you can apply for sequestration debt solution you need to be living in Scotland or have lived in Scotland sometime during the last year and have debts over £3k. You also need to make sure you have not been bankrupt or sequestrated in the past 5 years. We have approved debt advisors who can advise you on every debt solution available to you. If Sequestration is appropriate we can issue a certificate as evidence that you can’t afford to pay your debts. We can also support you through the application up until it is submitted.

Don't hesitate to speak to our team today if you have any questions about this process. We understand that it can be difficult to find the help you need when you are struggling with finances. Simply fill in our contact box today and we'll respond as soon as possible to assist you.

How Long Does Sequestration Stay on Credit Report?

Sequestrations order stays on a credit report for 6 years from the start date, as long as you are successfully discharged from the bankruptcy. If you are worried about debt, bankruptcy should be used as an absolute last resort. This is because it has a serious impact on your credit report for the next 6 years to come. It should not be viewed as something that will simply ‘wipe the slate clean’ on your credit history. To speak to someone about bankruptcy and debt, there are a range of independent, free to use services available. You can also take a look at this page - to find out more about the option of bankruptcy.

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Firstly, you can contact us to get an understanding of your credit situation. We are here to help you and make sure you understand your credit report and what the information contained in it means for you, whether you have a bankruptcy or sequestration debt solution already, or you are considering this as an option. If you need help to get debt free in then please complete the contact form for more information on this.

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