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How long does bankruptcy last? As a private individual, I was

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How long does bankruptcy last? As a private individual, I was made bankrupt around 4-5 years ago at Croydon County Court. (I cannot remember the exact year, and I appear to have lost the paperwork.) So I need to know when I will be discharged, or if I have perhaps already been discharged.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Max Lowry replied 3 years ago.
Hi, welcome to the site. My name is Max and I will help you with your question. If you were made bankrupt 4-5 years ago it is very likely you would have been discharged 12 months after the date you were made bankrupt. It is always possible bankruptcy could have been suspended but you would know about this as there would have been a court hearing. Chances are you are already discharged. It is possible to call the Croydon Official Receivers office on 020 8681 5166. You will need to provide them with your full name and date of birth and the address you were living at when you were made bankrupt.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need any clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you very much, Max. I will call the Croydon number - I was hesitant to do so before, as I thought I would need a reference number for my case.


Anyway, thanks!

Kind regards


Expert:  Max Lowry replied 3 years ago.
No problem. They are usually very helpful. Please do come back to me if I can assist further.