If you're reading this you're probably wondering how you're ever going to recover debts from unwilling debtors. Recovering debts is never an easy step for many businesses to take because of how time consuming it usually is. This is why we have issued out clear and easy steps to recovering your debts. After reading this, you will know the necessary steps to take when looking to recover your commercial debts.
As any company knows, late payments can have a devastating effect on operational functions. Whilst businesses must receive payment in full in order to remain profitable, they must also receive the funds in a timely manner to ensure that they can continue to operate.
Commercial disputes can prove costly for all types of businesses. Whether you operate as a sole trader, an SME or as a multinational corporation, resolving disputes quickly is key to maintaining good cashflow and the ongoing success of the business. Whilst disputes can arise over any type of business transaction, issues relating to goods or services supplied commonly arise when you start chasing your client or customer for outstanding payments.
When you have issued a claim and the defendant defends your debt, you can either settle the matter or go to a hearing for the Court to resolve the dispute. Before reaching a hearing at the Court, each case has to be allotted to a "track".
Debt recovery for the education sector is a varied and complicated issue, particularly for the higher education sector including universities and distance learning providers. Overdue payments can range from library or parking fines, to unpaid accommodation or even tuition fees. At a time when education system budgets are under severe pressure, it is of the utmost importance for any institution to stay on top of its cash flow and secure any late payments through a debt collector.
Lovetts Responds To Business Secretary’s Proposals
Secretary of State for Business Sajid Javid has today confirmed the creation of a Small Business Conciliation Service to help settle disputes between small and large businesses, especially over late payment practices. This will form part of the government's new Enterprise Bill.
Lovetts’ client is a major property services company.
It had a debt owed by one of the largest heating manufacturers and suppliers of boilers. The client was contracted to fit boilers for a third party at a fixed price per boiler throughout the term of the contract. The client’s contract with the debtor likewise provided for supply at fixed prices. The debtor did not honor that agreement, raising the price each year, but the client had to honor its agreement with the third party to avoid a breach of contract and reluctantly paid for the boilers at the increased prices.