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Re: Outstanding Monies due to Creditor: Amount - £5,000
Our Ref: Insert here Date of Invoice
Customer Ref: Any PO or Order Number PO 11111
We are writing to you concerning the monies outstanding on Invoice number 999999 dated 01/01/2000 for the amount of £5,000 for the agreed contracted works. We have previously provided you with the relevant invoices and statements. Any request for a further copy invoices, or other documents relating to these outstanding monies, should be made by return.
We refer you to the Practice Direction (Pre-Action Protocols) in particular paragraph 15 and the sanctions for non compliance. You can ﬁnd these on the Ministry of Justice website at: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/pd_pre-action_conduct
Unless payment of this sum is received within 7 days of the date of this letter, further action may be taken that includes referring this matter to a debt recovery agency and/or court proceedings, which will be enacted against you without further notice.
Any further action will include all applicable fees due under the law on late payments as well as claim for interest from the due date of the invoices, court fees and recovery costs. Where appropriate, interest, compensation and further costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 will be claimed. Any further invoices which become due will be included in the claim.
If a Judgment is subsequently registered against you it is likely to affect your credit rating.
We look forward to your prompt response.
Under the new CPR you must give 30 days to a sole trader, partnership or legal entity that is not a Limited Company. Please call us for furher information.
If you do not receive any response to the LBA or you do not agree with the response you receive, court proceedings can be issued or alternative steps can be taken to collect the debt.
If you issue a claim is issued through the Courts and payment is still not forthcoming, a County Court Judgment (CCJ) can be entered against the customer. The Judgment will affect the debtors’ credit rating and could stay on their record for 6 years if the payment of the CCJ is not made within a month of the Judgment Order.
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These notes are set out for guidance only. They cannot be relied on as a deﬁnitive statement of the law and they do not remove the need to take advice on recovering a debt. The law on debt recovery and debt6 collection changes from time to time and these notes may be out of date, but were correct at time of writing October 17 2017.
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