Debt Relief Orders - Best Debt Relief Order Information

What is a Debt Relief Order?

A Debt Relief Order is a debt relief solution run by the insolvency service. A DRO (Debt Relief Order) is Suitable for people who do not own their home, have little surplus income and less than £15,000 debt. A Debt Relief Order will only last for 12 months, during this period creditors cannot hassle you for the debt. Once you have completed a Debt Relief Order the creditors have to clear the debt leaving you debt free.

Who is eligable for a Debt Relief Order?

To be eligable for a Debt Relief Order you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be unable to pay your debts
  • Have a total debt amount under £15,000
  • Have no assets over the value of £300
  • Your disposable income (income minus your expenditure) must not be over £50 per month.
  • Must not have had a Debt Relief Order in the last 6 years.
  • Not entered into bankruptcy, IVA or Interim Order at time of the Debt Relief Order

What are the restrictions of a Debt Relief Order?

A debt relief order is similar to bankruptcy, hence the comparison and the nick name mini bankruptcy. The restrictions are quite similar to that of bankruptcy. The Restrictions Of A DRO are:

  • You must not obtain credit over £500 without disclosing to the company you are in a DRO.
  • Must not trade in a different name to that which you were trading as when the DRO was granted.
  • Cannot act as a Limited Company Director.
  • Can only obtain one DRO every 6 years.

How can I apply for a Debt Relief Order?

A Debt Relief Order is applied for online by an approved intermediary. You will need to pay a fee to the official receiver to process the Debt Relief Order as long as your application meets the requirements.

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