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Croydon County Bankruptcy Court Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, filing for bankruptcy is often an efficient way to remedy the situation and provide you with the chance to have a fresh start.

Bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it will stay on your Credit Report for six years, which will impact your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative form of insolvency is an IVA, which may be suitable for those who have equity to protect, or an occupation which is excluded from bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy certainly is the solution you're looking for, then the required documentation will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Croydon we have included the court details below. You only need to contact the court if you already have everything prepared, including your Statement of Affairs and Debtor's Petition, and you are ready to finalise the Bankruptcy Order.

To arrange a consultation you can complete this online form, and an experienced Advisor will be in touch to assess your situation and advise you accordingly.


The Law Courts
Altyre Road
Croydon Surrey

DX 97470 Croydon 6

Court number 182
County Court number 182

General Contacts

Civil and Family Helpdesk 0300 123 5577
Fax 020 8760 0432

Opening Times

Court building open 8.00 am
Court building closed 6.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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