Hungary

Enforcement of judicial decisions in Hungary

In Hungary, the enforcement of court decisions is governed by Act LIII of 1994 on Judicial Enforcement. In accordance with Section 1 thereof, decisions made by courts and other bodies authorised to resolve legal disputes as well as claims based on individual documents must be enforced in accordance with the provisions of this law by way of execution proceedings. Pursuant to Section 13(1), a writ of execution may be issued if the decision regarding the execution proceedings includes an obligation (a negative ruling), if it is legally binding or may be executed in advance and the deadline for performance has expired. The most important coercive measures includesuspending the payment of wages or other benefits, the seizure and sale of movable property, withdrawal of funds managed at credit institutions, blocking bank accounts, seizure of a debtor’s claims toward a third party, seizure and sale of immovable property and the levying of fines and penalties. Within the framework of the EJE project citizens receive information on enforcement proceedings and the implementation of legal regulations as well as the role and the scope of authority of debt collectors and authorities.

Consult the e-notes on enforcement in Hungary