3. How to serve a statutory demand

You must make sure the person or company who owes money know that they have the statutory demand.

You should either:

  • deliver (‘serve’) it in person (to an individual, a company director, an employee )
  • get a ‘process server’ to serve it for you (a solicitor can arrange this)

If it can’t be delivered in person, you can send it by registered post or put it through a letterbox.

If your demand is ignored

You must fill in a form confirming that you ‘served’ the demand properly.

Use the form as part of your application to start:

The demand was served personally (by you or someone else)

The demand was served in another way (eg by post)

The person who served the statutory demand must sign the form.

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