A letter of demand is a (professionally) written letter listing out the demands of the sender for the recipient to comply with, and is generally reinforced with the threat of legal action should the recipient fail to comply with the demands.
Although a letter of demand can be written by anyone, most individuals and companies engage law firms in Singapore to send the Letters Of Demands.
Sending a letter of demand can save you a lot of legal costs if the recipient complies with your demands.
As civil litigation in Singapore is a costly and time-consuming affair, a claimant typically sends a letter of demand as a “last chance” for the other party to comply with the demands before legal proceedings are commenced.
In certain cases, letters of demands may be used in court proceedings to display your previous attempts to recover monies owed.
As with everything, you get what you pay for.
Prices for sending a Letter Of Demand range from $100 – $1000, depending on the amount of work involved, the nature of the matter and other factors that may be taken into consideration.
Contact a trusted law firm to find out more about the costs involved when sending a letter of demand.
Generally, when you receive a letter of demand, these are some of the terms, phrases, and demands you’ll notice:
Before seeking legal advice and/or sending a letter of demand, we encourage you to consider the following:
If after considering all the above mentioned, you still feel that you would like to send a letter of demand to another party for the purpose of recovering monies owed to you, or make demands to a certain party to do (or cease to do) something, or we strongly advise you to seek solid legal advice.
When a party sends a Letter Of Demand, it is normally an indication the other party that the sender is about to commence legal proceedings.
Upon receiving a Letter Of Demand, here are some considerations:
If you’re unsure of your rights, or implications of your next actions, we strongly advise you to contact a Civil Litigation Lawyer who will be able to provide you with solid legal advice based on the merits of your case.