1. Overview

You can make a statutory demand to ask for payment of a debt from an individual or company.

Anyone who’s owed money can make a statutory demand and you don’t need a lawyer.

Making a money claim online may be quicker and cheaper than issuing a statutory demand.

When someone receives a statutory demand, they have 21 days to either:

  • settle the debt
  • reach an agreement to pay

If they don’t make an agreement, you can start:

Read the guidance on statutory demands.