Debt collection for a business debt that is undisputed.

Court claims

These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. If the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee (e.g. if a one off letter is required), or an hourly rate if more extensive work is needed.

Debt value Court fee Our fee (+ VAT)
Up to £5,000 £205.00 £300.00
£5,001 – £10,000 £455.00 £500.00
£10,001 – £50,000 5% value of the claim £1,000.00

 

Anyone wishing to proceed with a claim should note that:

  • The VAT element of our fee cannot be reclaimed from your debtor
  • Interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding, with a higher cost
  • The costs quoted above are not for matters where enforcement action, such as the Bailiff, is needed to collect your debt.

Our fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
  • Undertaking appropriate searches
  • Sending a letter before action
  • Receiving a payment and sending onto you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing claim
  • Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter Judgment in default
  • When Judgment in default is received, write to the other side to request payment
  • If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on next steps and likely costs
  • Matters usually take four weeks from receipt of instruction from you to receipt of payment from the other side, depending on whether or not it is necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the other side pays promptly on receipt of Judgment in default. If enforcement action is needed, the matter will take longer to resolve.
  • Where VAT is payable the charge will be at the current rate. For information about the current rate please check the HMRC website. https://www.gov.uk/vat-rates.  At present the rate is 20%.

Hove: 01273 734 022
Lancing: 01903 765 991

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Goring-by-Sea: 01903 502 155

GORING-BY-SEA

4/5 ALDSWORTH PARADE,
GORING-BY-SEA, WORTHING,
WEST SUSSEX BN12 4UA

Phone: 01903 502 155
Fax: 01903 506 731
DX: 49808 Goring-By-Sea

LANCING

47-49 NORTH ROAD, LANCING,
WEST SUSSEX BN15 9AS

Phone: 01903 765 991
Fax: 01903 750 595
DX: 36700 Lancing

Hove

39 CHURCH ROAD, HOVE,
EAST SUSSEX BN3 2BU

Phone: 01273 734 022
Fax: 01273 778 760

By appointment only

WORTHING

72/76 BROADWATER ST. WEST,
WEST WORTHING,
WEST SUSSEX BN14 9DH

Phone: 01903 502 155
Fax: 01903 238 552
DX: 130142 Worthing 5