If you are owed money by a company, perhaps the most effective way of recovering the debt is by serving a statutory demand. So, how do you go about serving a statutory demand?
Serving a Company with a Statutory Demand
In order for the statutory demand to be legal and effective, it must be served correctly. If you live in Merseyside, the easiest way to be sure that your statutory demand is served correctly is to have the job done by a professional firm of process servers in Liverpool.
A process server will physically attend the registered address of the company that owes the debt and the necessary documents will be handed to one of the directors, employees or officers of the company. If no-one is available, the process server may leave the documents in the company letterbox.
The process server will check that the person whom they have served the documents is an employee of the company and has the authority to accept service. In order to accomplish this, the recipient’s full name and position within the company will be noted. Note that if the debtor’s registered office is given as a firm of accountants, the firm’s name will be required as well as that of the person who accepted service.
In the case of partnerships, the statutory demand can be served to any employee at the company address. Alternatively, a business partner may be served at any address where that person can be found.
When the demand has been served, it is necessary to have a certificate of service completed. This document will show the date, time and the manner in which the statutory demand was served on the debtor.
If you are owed money by a company or partnership, you may opt to serve the debtor with a statutory demand. Although you can do this yourself, it’s advisable to use a professional process server to ensure that the process is carried out correctly and in a timely manner.
For more advice and guidance, please contact the helpful experts at Process Serve UK.