Originally Posted by skbenterprise
Good luck trying to let a customer on the other side of the world paying your invoice he doesn't want to pay. Debt collectors and lawyers will be very expensive for that.
I am in the UK and all my clients were in then UK.
In then UK we have 'a letter before action' which the company i used charged nothing to send this. A LBA gives the client 14 days to reply and pay me, if they pay i inform the debt agency and no further action is taken, if i dont contact then agency they will them send an agent to the clients address to get the money owned along with their fee (25% of the debt). if this fails then then agency contacts me for my next step, usually at this point i give up as not worth then hassle, but their invoices remained active on the server.
if i need to go further i could could through moneyclaim system which depending on debt ranges from £25, this is ignored will place a County Court judgement against the client.
Only once have i taken a debt all the way as after a LBA the client started to insult me etc.
This client only owned me £50, but by then time it had gone through the court system he ended up paying nearly £300