If any UK based Agency does not pay then what are helpful steps to get payment?
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tilak raj  Identity Verified
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If any UK based Agency does not pay then what are helpful steps to get payment?


Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
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Some of my thoughts about the issue Jan 18



Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
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In addition to general advice about non-payment, there are a number of threads on steps to be taken for the UK. I suggest that you search the forum. I am certain you will find answers to your questions.


Laura Mussutto  Identity Verified
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Some ideas Jan 18

I had this a few months ago and got my payment as fast as lightning after following some helpful suggestions from this forum.

However, you don't seem to be based in the UK so I'm not sure how the court claim route applies to you.

- Make a negative BB entry right away.
- Make sure you have proof of chasing the client, by email, phone, whatever.
- Write a final demand letter including all the details and stating that you will make a direct court claim against them if they don't pay by xx.xx.xxxx or within x days from letter.
- Prepare an additional invoice using this website to calculate the late payment interests: http://late-payment-law.co.uk/calculator.html. It also gives you the correct wording for your invoice.
- Send your final demand letter and late payment interests invoice by recorded delivery (not email).
- If appropriate, also make a compliant to any professional bodies they may belong to - and put this in your letter, along with the link to the negative BB entry.

Good luck,

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[Edited at 2018-01-18 14:16 GMT]


Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Especially if it's in the London area ... Jan 18



... some of the associates and/or descendants of these gentlemen might be able to help.


Tom in London
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I've never tried this myself. Maybe others have, and can advise.


BTW Aldermore Bank is very reputable. I have an account with them.

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