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Legal Debt Recovery

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We undertake a range of debt recovery and litigation services

We are affiliated with our partner firm, Landlord Legal Assist Limited.

Landlord Legal Assist Limited is a paralegal law firm, who is able to offer a full range of debt recovery and assisted litigation services which take you through the following stages in the process of debt recovery: The Pre-Legal Debt Recovery Stage; The Litigation Stage and the Enforcement Stage.*

Landlord Legal Assist Limited deal with many types of debt including personal debts, commercial debts, outstanding residential rent and outstanding commercial rent. They are able to advise and assist you with the entire debt recovery process in house from tracing to enforcement and can therefore keep their costs low.

Their process is completely flexible so you, as the client, are able to choose how far you wish to progress with the recovery of your outstanding debt. The dedicated staff members at Landlord Legal Assist Limited are on hand to offer advice and support on the most appropriate way to proceed forward with the recovery of your outstanding debt. On instructing Landlord Legal Assist Limited via ourselves, we ensure to keep you updated throughout the process.

Landlord Legal Assist Limited operate on a low fixed fee basis

As a paralegal law firm, Landlord Legal Assist Limited are able to operate on a low fixed fee service to ensure that there are no hidden charges or mounting costs, which solicitors’ firms may charge. From initially instructing them to act on behalf of your debt recovery action, their legal team provide you with a copy of our Fixed Fees for a complete breakdown of our fees at each stage in the debt recovery process. You do not incur any hourly rates or any unknown costs.

Many solicitors’ firms act on ‘a no win, no fee’ basis, which is very tempting. However, what they do not then tell you is that if the matter moves to litigation, i.e. the debtor does not respond to debt recovery letters and court action is required, or if the matter is defended, hourly rates are then charged which can be in excess of £150.00 per hour.

Landlord Legal Assist Limited's fees are fixed throughout the entire debt recovery, assisted litigation and enforcement process so you always know what costs are being incurred and can weigh up the financial risks of the case. They act on a low fixed fee basis and do not charge a commission, so what you recover from the debtor is yours in its’ entirety.

The stages of debt recovery and litigation

Pre-Legal Debt Recovery Stage:

– A dedicated recovery agent is assigned to your case, along with a case reference number. A full review of your debt/rent recovery matter is undertaken and you are advised accordingly.
– A full trace and credit check on your debtor can be undertaken if this is required (an additional fee is charged for this – this service is available at your discretion).
– A legal debt recovery pack (complying with regulations and pre-action protocols) is sent in respect of the recovery of your outstanding debt to your debtor on the SAME DAY that your instructions are received.
(Throughout the process Landlord Legal Assist Limited continue to attempt to contact your debtor by telephone/email to establish early settlement of the outstanding debt). Should the debtor not make full payment or agree to a repayment schedule following the Pre-Legal Debt Recovery Stage, you can then proceed with the litigation process

The Legal Stage:

Should the debtor fail to respond to the pre-action legal debt recovery pack, you are then able to commence litigation.

– Landlord Legal Assist Limited will be able to assist you using our legal administrative team to draft the appropriate documentation in respect of the claim, which you can then issue with the appropriate court. Their legal agents are on hand throughout the entire process to assist you with the litigation process.
– Landlord Legal Assist Limited charge low fixed fees for each stage of the recovery process. You are also responsible for any Court fees (disbursements) to be paid up front – These are fully recoverable from the debtor.
– If the debtor either admits to the outstanding amount or fails to respond to the Claim, you can proceed to enter an immediate Default Judgement against the debtor and look to enforce using our in house enforcement agents. Landlord Legal Assist Limited's legal agents are on hand throughout the entire process to assist you with the litigation process.
– Should the debtor defend the case in full or in part, the case will proceed to a Hearing or Trial and a Judge will decide on the merits of the case.
If this issue arises, your dedicated case handler at Landlord Legal Assist Limited will advise you throughout the entire claim and will provide you with all of the options available so that you can make informed decisions at each stage of proceedings. Landlord Legal Assist Limited can assist you with the preparation of letters, correspondence, notices and all court documentation in respect of the litigation process. They are also able to provide advice and assistance in dealing with your litigated disputes, including the recovery of costs and arranging for court representation, should this be required.

The Enforcement Stage:

On requesting judgement, we can enforce the claim through the high court and have one of our in allocated high court enforcement officers undertake the collection of the outstanding debt.

Further information on the enforcement stage of proceedings can be found on our ‘Enforcement’ page.

Instruct us

To instruct 24 Hour Bailiffs Limited to act on any issue you may have with immediate effect, please click on the instruct us button and complete the instruction form that is relevant to the service that you require and email to us at info@24hourbailiffs.com
On immediate receipt of the completed instruction form, a member of our administrative team will confirm receipt of the instructions and allocate a dedicated member of staff to act on your case and keep you updated throughout the process.

*Please note that the Landlord Legal Assist Ltd is a paralegal law firm and not a solicitors firm regulated by the SRA and can therefore not undertake any reserved activities as per the Legal Services Act 2007.