Top Ten Tips to Get The Most From Sherforce
As you may be aware from reading other pages in this website the Sherforce team will do all they can to execute your Writ and meet your expectations of payment in full. You can help Sherforce in a number of different ways in doing the following:
  • Always ask for advice from the Sherforce Team before you issue a Writ if you are unsure about anything. We are very experienced and we can probably settle any query you have and if need be save you the Court fee if the case is hopeless.
  • Check that the debtor is not Insolvent – you can do this from free websites which are available or from your own knowledge of the situation regarding your debtor (however we will do this for you when we receive your instruction anyway).
  • Contact the Sherforce Team right away if you become aware that there are any goods on particularly such as cars, boats, caravans, aeroplanes, animals or stock which the debtor is likely to move to avoid payment. Early notification of potential removal of goods to avoid payment will mean that Sherforce will act more quickly to prevent a lost opportunity for you. They will also discuss with you the cost of impounding these items which may in some cases be substantial to ensure the best outcome for you.
  • Remember to provide Sherforce with as much information about the debtor as you can. For example, a full name and correct address, details of any goods the debtor owns which might be levied on, the nature of the debtor's employment or business and telephone numbers for the debtor are all vital pieces of information which are used by the Sherforce Team to establish contact and to levy on the right type of goods.
  • Check any inventory which is made available on the Sherpa system yourself so that you are aware of what the likely cost and difficulties might be in removing these goods. For example heavy plant or machinery may require mechanical lifts or need to be sold onsite while animals will require stabling and feeding and may need the attention of the vet. Sherforce will tackle enforcement in all these situations but there is a cost to be paid which in the first instance Sherforce can look to the creditor to underwrite.
  • Let your Client Relationship Manager know at once if, and when, you receive any payments from the debtor while the Writ is being executed to ensure that these payments are credited to the Writ and also that the right amount of fees is being discussed with the debtor.
  • Make sure that you let your Client Relationship Manager know the results of any application for a Stay of the Writ or when judgment is set aside as soon as the hearing has taken place so that again Sherforce can take appropriate action.
  • Diarise your system so that if you are accepting a payment plan you seek the renewal of the Writ well in advance if it is expiring. A Writ is valid for one year from the date it is issued and if it needs to be renewed then the application to the Court must be made before it expires. If the Writ does expire then you may lose your place in the queue of priority with other creditors. Again your Client Relationship Manager will help you with this but do make a diary entry three months before the expiry date as a reminder to be in touch about renewing your Writ.
  • Get into the habit of checking SHERPA regularly – it probably has everything you need to know where you are in our process
  • Talk to us – not happy or anxious – we will do our best to give you the benefit of our experience – just call us!
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