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Second payment reminder letter checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the second debt recovery letter.

Before using this second debt recovery letter, it is important that you have already used the first debt recovery letter. For more information see our Quick Guide to Payment reminders.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

  • Print out and sign the second debt recovery letter.

The second debt recovery letter is a formal notice which must be served properly.

If the debt is owed under a contract check that contract for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, is to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the letter to the employee personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery. Check you have the employee's latest address.

  • Email: check that the employment contract allows you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to request a "read receipt" as proof of service.

A copy of the letter will be saved in your Rocket Lawyer account.

  • If you post or hand deliver the letter then keep a copy of the signed letter that was sent and anything else included.

  • If you email the letter then keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any "read receipts".

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