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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Do you actually have an address for them or just an email address?
Whenever a dispute arises over money owed by one party to another, the debtor can be pursued through the civil courts for recovery of the debt. As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is recommended that the process follows these steps:
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far. You are fere to use email correspondence if that is the only means of communication you have with them
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
Thank you sir for your prompt response, just a last bit of questions that can I add any interest or admin charges etc. to the balance and mention in the "letter before action" and also should I claim against daughter, Father and mother because my first contact was the mother or should I just claim the father who initially requested to pay daughter's tuition fee?
what admin charges have you incurred?
I searched his property from land records, He is a director of limited company, company house records, and some legal fee I have paid online etc.
I also paid tution fees using my credit card and transferred balance to another card and paid 3% balance transfer fee
I'm afraid these will be fees that you will find hard to recover, it does not stop you adding them to the overall claim but when the court decides on what is owed then be aware that they could just order the actual money that is owed to be returned without these extra costs - but do include them if you want, it will not make a difference. You can also only claim against the person who you had the agreement with at the beginning, so the father, you cannot include others if they were not part to the original arrangement
Hope this clarifies your position?