Enforcing a Payment in Australia
In this series we look at the concept of ‘enforcing a payment’ within each respective State and Territory. Read here to find out about Australia generally.
Do you have customers owing you outstanding invoices or money for a job that you’ve completed?
To put this into perspective, let’s take your average hard working plumber – they’ve just finished the plumbing work for a property developer with an agreement to pay a portion of the money upfront and the remainder when the project is completed, as with all of their jobs. Following completion, and after some time, they notice a gap in their records – they were not paid. However all is not lost, read on for how to go about recovering this money.
Enforcing a Payment?
The General Process
In essence, there are three key steps available to you which you can utilise to recover that hard earned money of yours:
- Informal Communication
- Letter of Demand
- Small Claims debt recovery action
If any of the methods fail, you will continue down the list with the next action.
States and Territories
For a breakdown of individual States and Territories, access the following:
Still unsure of how to recover your money? It is always recommend to get in touch with a debt collection lawyer. Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 529 728 to learn more.
Dominic is the CEO of Lawpath, dedicating his days to making legal easier, faster and more accessible to businesses. Dominic is a recognised thought-leader in Australian legal disruption, and was recognised as a winner of the 2015 Australian Legal Innovation Index.