Imagine one of your Belgian
clients does not pay your invoices and comes up with all kinds of lame excuses
for not paying.
If you send us copies of the
invoices, we can immediately send a Letter Before Action to the debtor.
Our Letters Before Action are
very cost-effective and the success rate is high.
In many cases payment can be
obtained without further legal action being taken.
When the debtor refuses to
pay proceedings can be started before a Belgian Court.
Proceedings are started by
summons notified to the debtor by a bailiff.
The costs of summons are
approx. 250,- EUR. These costs have to be paid by the client but have to be
reimbursed by the debtor.
On the other hand the debtor
will also be convicted to pay interests and an indemnification.
When we are issuing Court
proceedings full information is required about the status of the defendant, as
well as a breakdown of the debt, including the invoice dates and numbers.
When a judgement is obtained
in your clients’ favour, the debtor is obliged to pay. If the debt is still
not settled there are a number of possible enforcement procedures including:
Execution of the judgment by
a local bailiff
Attachment of Earnings (or
Charging Order Over Property
The costs of such measures
have to be reimbursed by the debtor;
appropriate cases, we may
advise that bankruptcy proceedings are the most appropriate method of recovering