County Court money claim
If payment has not been received following a Letter Before Action or Late Payment Demand then issuing Court Proceedings can be pursued to recover your debt.
We issue County Court Claims online. Issuing proceedings online has advantages for our clients; the Court fees are reduced and the claim is progressed more speedily.
The claim will specify the following;
- Debt amount
- Any contractual costs
- Late payment, County Court or contractual Interest
- Statutory compensation
- Solicitors recoverable costs
Once the Court serves the claim, the debtor will have 14 days in which to respond. There is a Court Fee to issue a Money Claim starting at £25.00 a single case and rising up to 4.5% of the debt. The Court Fee and part of our costs are recoverable from the debtor if your claim is successful. We provide cost certainty through our fixed fee product.
- Pay the outstanding amount in full
- Negotiate terms to settle
- Defend the claim
- Ignore the claim
Most debts are paid within the 14 day specified period. If the claim is disputed, the debtor will have to file an acknowledgement confirming that the debtor proposes to defend. The debtor must then file a Defence 14 days thereafter. If no step is taken by the debtor, then you can enter a Default Judgment.
Once Default Judgment has been entered, we will advise you of your enforcement options.
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As with all the steps in the Stripes legal recovery process, you will be in control of what happens next. You can make those decisions and issue your instructions, including any supporting documentation, by using one of the following methods;