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A person I have known years owes me £5000. how can I collect

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a person I have known for 8 years owes me £5000. how can I collect as she acknowledges the debt but refuses to pay
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Initially, you need to formally write her a letter before action - in the letter you need to outline the debt that is outstanding and provide a reasonable deadline for her to settle the debt, and state that if it is not settled by this date that you will pursue a court application for the debt.

If the debt is not settled voluntarily, you should then proceed with a small money claim which can be commenced here: https://www.gov.uk/make-money-claim-online

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