Before out-sourcing your recovery it is advisable to do one last thing – your final demand letter.
The letter needs to include a copy of the debtor-invoice/statement. Ensure the letter is void of obvious anger,
ie “despite my continuous requests and your repeated broken promises and outright lies” Do not include any such sentiment. Your letter may be used against you in court.
You must also make sure you avoid any perceived threat (ie jail is an absolute no no).
Do not use legal jargon you feel may impress or intimidate the debtor. You cannot lodge a caveat on the debtor’s house nor can you seize assets.
Our advice is keep it simple, state the facts and provide a seven day deadline (without threat).
With reference to our invoice No 45125 dated 03/01/2017. It remains outstanding to-date despite our previous reminders.
You are hereby advised that payment will need to be made (allow 7 days) by 00/00/2017. Should you fail to pay by this deadline we intend to proceed to recovery action without further communication.
OUR BANK DETAILS: EFT to BSB: 000-000 ACC: 000010000.
We trust that this can be resolved without the need of recovery action. Feel free to email us if you have a problem in paying by the date given.
ABH Bookkeeping Services
Enclosed: 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.