FINAL DEMAND LETTER
Before out-sourcing your recovery it is advisable to do one final thing – Your final letter of demand.
The letter needs to accompany the unpaid invoice/statement (one last time). The letter must be void of any obvious anger, ie “despite my continuous requests and your repeated broken promises and outright lies “.Do not include any such sentiment. Your letter may well end up in court.
You must also make sure you avoid any perceived threat (ie jail is an absolute no no). You are not a solicitor so do not load it with any legal jargon you feel may intimidate the debtor. You cannot place a caveat on the debtor’s house nor can you seize assets.
Our advice is keep it simple, state the facts and provide a 7 day deadline (without threat).
Attached please find a copy of our invoice No 45125 which has been outstanding since 33/33/3333.
Payment in complete satisfaction of the debt is required by (say 7 days) 44/44/4444.
We trust this matter can be amicably resolved without the need of recovery action.
ABH Bookkeeping Services
Encl: invoice #45125
Once the deadline expires it’s time to out-source your recovery. Provide us with a copy of this plus the invoice and our field agent will pay the individual a visit.