Form 6.17 for the submission of information during insolvency proceedings in England and Wales.
You should print, complete and submit this form as instructed by the relevant guidance or advisor.
For information about the insolvency process email the Insolvency Enquiry Line or call 0300 678 0015 (8am to 5pm Monday to Friday).
Note for users of Insolvency Forms 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10 – Bankruptcy Petition Forms
On 29 July 2014 a revised Practice Direction for insolvency proceedings was issued by the Chancellor of the High Court. The Practice Direction may be viewed using this link: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/insolvency_pd
Attention is drawn to paragraph 14.3 of the Practice Direction which states that a petitioning creditor shall, before presenting a petition, conduct an Official Search with the Chief Land Registrar in the register of pending actions for pending petitions presented against the debtor and shall include the following certificate at the end of the petition:
“I/we certify that within 7 days ending today I/we have conducted a search for pending petitions presented against the debtor and that to the best of my/our knowledge information and belief [no prior petitions have been presented which are still pending] [a prior petition (No [ ]) has been presented and is/may be pending in the [ Court] and I/we am/are issuing this petition at risk as to costs].
This certificate is not included in the bankruptcy petition forms which are prescribed by the Insolvency Rules 1986 – Forms 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 and 6.10 but may be added at the end when completing the forms. Insolvency Rule 12A.30(2), allows a prescribed form to be used with such variations as the circumstances require.
Information about conducting an Official Search at Land Charges Department of HM Land Registry may be found in Land Registry’s Practice Guide 63 through the following link:
The official search application form K16 may be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/330201/K16.pdf
Insolvency Policy Unit September 2014
Enquiries regarding this note may be addressed to Policy.Unit@insolvency.gsi.gov.uk