1.1 Contact your Dutch customer directly and ask why no payment has yet been received, then send a written note. Clearly state the payment period in this warning. You should send a request letter by email if you are used to remotely communicating with your customer and say that if no payment is made promptly, you can deliver your request letter by email.
2.1 Our Dutch debt recovery attorneys have vast experience and knowledge of Netherlands laws and regulations.
2.2 We are also fully conscious of the business traditions and culture in the Netherlands. That makes it easier for your debtor in the Netherlands to pay quickly.
3.1 Our attorneys know both the language and Dutch, which allows them to quickly transcend language barriers.
4.1 Our business debt recovery strategy is customized to every single case, and we provide tailored advice.
5.1 We will always offer our honest advice on the likelihood that your debt recovery will be successful. It is vital to us to put your needs first; we are endeavoring to provide you with your choices and guidance on the best route to take. It is clear to see how we are upholding our core values of honesty and justice.
6.1 The debt collection process may be split into two phases in the Netherlands. Selection takes place during the extrajudicial process, without the intervention of the Court. They do include the Court during the legal process in order to make the Dutch debtor bill.
6.2 Because we are a debt collection firm, we are able to assist you in both processes. About 95 percent of debt recovery problems in the Netherlands are settled during the extrajudicial process, without interference by the Tribunal.
7.1 In principle, we often continue with the extrajudicial step of the debt collection process. We're hoping to remove the need to go to Court during this phase, as that can be expensive. We'll call your debtor in the Netherlands to seek payment. We do have the following options at this stage:
8.1 If your defendant refuses to pay during the extrajudicial process, we can go to Court after mediation with you.
We will always provide you with information about the possible costs in advance and we will only continue with your approval.
There are a number of legal cases in the Netherlands which you could start collecting your claim.
The most important protocols are laid out below:
In the case of an uncontested dispute between two parties located in EU Member States (except Denmark)
In your situation, the prosecutor who manages the case will decide whether this kind of action is acceptable.
The creditor usually fills out a standard form for EU Order for Payment procedures and submits this to the Tribunal.
Instead, the Court issues a Local Transaction Notice. The debtor then has 30 days to decide whether they object to the charge.
If no notice is obtained within the 30-day span, you can require the Court to finalize the payment order (called a "declaration of enforceability"). This decision is true and enforceable and is recognized in any Member State (except Denmark).
The EU Payment Order is never appropriate for contested issues (so not in situations where there is a disagreement over the invoice).
The benefit of this process is flexibility and low cost (some Member States don't even impose a court fee), but the drawback is that if it gets challenged, the case stops, and if the claimant wants to continue, a regular civil action will have to be launched.
- Contact your customer and demand why no payment has been and when exactly it will be.
Always request the payment copy sent to you.
- Are you not able to solve the problem with your customer? Send them a certified letter requesting immediate payment.
- Be conscious that with ambiguous payment terms or arguments, your Dutch debtor may try to gain additional time.
Persevere, be direct and never postpone.
- In The Netherlands, a payment period of three to seven days is normal
Our Dutch debt collection experts have comprehensive experience and perspective of Dutch laws and policies.
Therefore they are perfectly aware of The Netherlands trading values and traditions.
Which makes it easier for your Dutch debtor to quickly make payments.
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