A Debt Relief Order is a formal debt solution available to individuals who have a small amount of money left to offer towards their debts, have few assets and a relatively low amount of debt.
You may be eligible for a Debt Relief Order if you owe less than £20,000 in total to your creditors, you have £50 or less left over each month after your essential bills and outgoings have been paid, your car (if you have one) is worth less than £2000 and your other assets don’t exceed a total value of £1000.
A Debt Relief Order lasts for 12 months, and after this time you are released, and your debts written off.
There is an application fee of £90 which is paid to the Insolvency Service (the government) for the application to be reviewed and accepted.
What debts can be included in a DRO?
Most debts are included, but the following won’t be:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Debt Relief Order?
How can I apply for a Debt Relief Order?
You can only make an application for a DRO via an Approved Intermediary, and you will need to pay a fee of £90 to the Insolvency Service (the government) for the application to be reviewed and accepted.
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