What is the sequestration process?

What is the sequestration process? Sequestration is the taking legal possession of assets, whether because of debt or non-payment – basically taking collateral on a debt. Similar to the garnishing process, this allows creditors or institutions to reclaim your assets legally, to make sure debt are paid.

What are the advantages of sequestration?

  • Your income is still your own and you do not have to pay any creditor
  • Only your creditors are notified of the process and not your employer or any other person.
  • You will not have to attend Court
  • Your counsellor can arrange with your financial institution to keep your vehicle if your instalments are up to date

What are the disadvantages of sequestration?

  • You will be insolvent for at least the next 2 to 4 years.
  • There are circumstances where you can apply for rehabilitation after 18 months, this is an exception rather than the rule. You may not have a cheque or credit card account active.
  • You may under not take on any debt arrangements.

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