Types of seizure and procedure
Seizure of property or income is used to recover money you owe to a creditor.
Opposition to seizure
You have a time limit to notify your opposition to a seizure, by filling out a form to explain your reasons.
Notice of sale
A notice of sale is published before the sale of your movable or immovable property.
Sale price of your property
The sale prices are set by the bailiff. The property is usually sold to the highest bidder.
Stay or annulment of a sale
You can request the stay or annulment of the sale under certain circumstances.
Release of seizure
You can stop the sale by paying the amount claimed plus the execution fee.
Annulment of the sale of seized property
The sale of one of your seized properties can be annulled in certain situations.
Seizure in the hands of a third person
One of your creditors may, to obtain the amount you owe, ask a bailiff to seize some of your property in the possession of a third person. This is known as seizure in the hands of a third person.
Seizure of movable property
Understanding the rules that apply to the seizure of movable property and their sale under judicial control.
Seizure of immovable property
Understanding the rules that apply to the seizure of immovable property and its sale under judicial authority.
Last update: February 1, 2023