Similarly to the order procedure, a payment order is issued in the writ proceedings. The defendant finds out about the conducted debt recovery proceedings at the time of delivery of the court order for payment against which he is entitled. The deadline to raise an objection is 14 days, and its submission deprives you of the payment order. Otherwise, the defendant should pay the amount at that time and the order for payment produces effects such as a final judgment.
Proceedings in Debt Collection
Simplified proceedings are an obligatory procedure for the cases specified in the Act. Cases within the jurisdiction of District Courts are heard and the parties are summoned to hearings. Simplified proceedings end with a judgment under appeal. Under this procedure, letters such as a petition and defense, opposition to a default judgment (issued in the absence of the defendant) and letters containing motions for evidence are submitted on official forms. Conducting a case in simplified proceedings is also associated with certain restrictions, such as a ban on taking evidence from an expert opinion or a ban on seeking claims arising from two contracts with one action. The debt collection agency addresses all these processes and eases up your works
Electronic writ of payment
A claim addressed to an e-Court launches Electronic Reminder (EPU). It is an easy and simple way to collect a debt. You can set up a case in this mode, if you demand payment of a specific amount of money, if the existence or amount of the debt do not raise doubts and, as a consequence, do not require taking evidence (e.g. when arrears arose due to non-payment of invoices) . Electronic Remedial Proceedings (EPU), as the name implies, is electronic proceedings, that is, the plaintiff (claimant) performs all activities via the Internet. This is a significant convenience for people running their own business because they don’t have to waste time. Communication with the defendant (the party against whom the claim is directed) takes place via traditional correspondence delivered by post until the defendant initiates electronic communication himself.
- Although the e-Court is there it is competent for all payment cases, so it is possible to collect debts in this way, regardless of the plaintiff’s place of residence or registered office. The only condition is that the defendant has his place of residence, registered office or delivery address anywhere in UK.
Electronic Remedial Proceedings (EPU), compared to proceedings before a stationary court, is undoubtedly an option that allows you to save both time and money. This is because the court fee is 1/4 of the fee paid before a normal court, where the overall costs of court proceedings are much higher. In addition, meetings are held without the parties being present, so this does not interfere with their business activities.