A Letter of Demand is where we, as your lawyer, send a formal legal letter to your client.
This letter of demand is issued to the debtor giving them a 5 working day time frame to pay. It explains to them what the consequences are if they fail to do so, such as increased costs to them and interest that will be claimed.
For many debtors the experience of receiving a letter of demand on a law firm's letterhead can be quite daunting.
This is usually sufficient incentive for most debtors to pay promptly.
The majority of our unpaid debts get paid following this step
If your invoice is compliant with the Construction Contracts Act and it has expired without payment, send us a copy of the expired invoice together with a copy of any quote or contract or explanation of what was agreed to.
Our fee for issuing the letter of demand is $250 plus GST. This sum is claimed in the letter of demand.
Actions you can take right now:
- Send us a copy of your expired payment claim together with a copy of any quote or contract or explanation of what was agreed to. Use the form on this page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your debt isn't paid after we issue the Letter of Demand for you, step 3 is Summary Judgment - find out more about Step 3.