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Was the oridinal judgment made at a hearing, or by default (i.e. through you failing to cooperate in the claim itself)?
Through a hearing
In answer to your questions then:
a. It can be difficult to appeal (which is challenging the legal basis on which the decision was made). However, if there are a change in circumstances, then you can apply againt to the Court (using Form n244) asking the Court to suspend the order for sale.
b. Interest accrues on debts over £5,000 by statute so it's not possible to stop it. However, if you agreed a payment plan with the creditor, you could agree as part of that to stop the interest accruing. This is what professional debt advice surgeries do for clients all the time.
c. If you have a judgment against you, then you can only appeal on the basis that the judge got the law wrong at the initial hearing. Obviously, I don't know what was considered at your hearing, but if this wasn't put to the Court, then it might be very hard to appeal it. Often, appeals are difficult where the Court makes a decision based on its own discretion.
Does this answer your question?
Could I appeal to a higher court?
That depends on whether the Judge got the law wrong in your hearing. Because I don't know what arguments were put to him, I can't say for sure, but what you can always do is seek permission to appel anyway from a higher court and see whether it grants it. This will give you a good indication as to whether it stands any chance of succeeding. You always need a court's permission to appeal anyway, and this is always the first step that you would have to go through.
The court will usually only allow permission to appeal IF there are "reasonable prospects" of winning the appeal.
Last question - How do I go about doing that ?
You fill out and lodge Form N161. http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=388
You can get a guide here: http://uk.practicallaw.com/4-521-8836
Thank you! Hope you have a good weekend. Good luck.