No win, no fee arrears recovery

Incurring legal fees to recover arrears seems to defeat the object, doesn’t it?

That’s where our market-leading no win, no fee arrangements for arrears recovery help give our clients peace of mind.

There’s no upfront costs to our clients. So there’s no delay caused in moving through the various stages of the arrears recovery process because we forward fund Court fees and Land Registry charges.

You’ll receive regular updates from your designated single point of contact, making it simple and easy for you to track your cases and understand what’s happening.

 

Pre-Claim

Our pre-legal service is provided at no cost to our clients.

We’ll undertake a land registry search before sending a letter before action.

We’ll seek to recover our costs from the debtor. If we’re unable to do this, we’ll waive our charges.

 

Legal collections

Our legal collections service differs depending upon whether we’re collecting ground rent arrears, service charge arrears or rent charge arrears.

Where the arrears relate to rent, we’ll serve a notice advising the debtor of the arrears and that settlement is required.

If a debtor fails to remedy the breach, steps can be taken towards re-entry.

Where the arrears relate to service charges, we’ll issue proceedings, corresponding with both the debtor and their lender. If it becomes necessary to enter judgment, we’ll take steps to enforce payment by service of an appropriate notice.

In both cases we’ll seek to recover our costs, the solicitors’ costs fixed by the Court and the Court fee from the debtor.

If we’re unable to do this, we’ll waive our charges. We’ll raise a bill just for the disbursements we’ve incurred (generally this is just the Court fee).

Matters usually take approximately 8 weeks from receipt of instructions from you to receipt of payment from the debtor, depending on whether or not it’s necessary to issue a claim. This is on the basis that the debtor pays promptly on receipt of judgment. If enforcement action is needed, the matter may take longer to resolve.

 

Defended and complex cases

We’re that confident in our expertise to recover your arrears, that we’ll continue to act on a no win, no fee arrangement even if the claim is defended, and even if it’s transferred to the Tribunal for determination.

We’ll discuss the additional work required.  Our charges will be based on an hourly rate appropriate to the person dealing with the matter.

 

Our experts

Your file will be handled by one of highly experienced solicitors who along with the team, handle your case from start to finish.