Debt collection 101: demand payment

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Someone owes you money and you want to be paid.  You may have lent them money or they may owe it to you under an agreement e.g. unpaid rent, or goods supplied on credit.  How do you get the money from them?  Can you make them pay?  A common first step to recover a debt is to write a letter demanding payment.

A “letter of demand” is a formal way of demanding payment. The letter will usually include the following information:

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