If a company for Bad Debts out of Balance Sheet (does not write off) then the recovery entry will be Interest. If the cow has written off the bad debts then they can no longer recover any interest. The interest is usually the only element which can still be recovered by the Company for a recovery. There are other recoveries which may have been outlined in your Articles of Associations but I don’t know them off hand.
So, you will know if the Company is recoverable for a recovery if the interest is not written off. For example, if the amount is over seven hundred pounds and is recovered then the interest on the bad debts in the balance sheet can still be recovered. It may only be recoverable if it’s less than seven hundred pounds and the amount is not recoverable through the normal process. The amount must be greater than or equal to seven hundred pounds in order to recover the interest.
To recover the interest in this document, there are certain things that you must do. First of all, you must notify the company that you want the recovery. Your notification must state that you do not acknowledge the claim and that you are entitled to recover the interest. It is important that you keep detailed records of the correspondence sent to the company and of any correspondence received from them.
Secondly, if the balance sheet does not list the recoverable debts then the document will need to state whether they are recoverable by the Company. Again you should keep detailed records of any correspondence received from them. If they respond with ‘no’, then you should ask them whether the claim is recoverable.
If you still think that your claim is not recoverable, you should ask the company to provide you with a certificate stating that they are recoverable. This can be requested by you at the time of the claim. However, you may find that the company backs out of the deal because the certificate will not be sufficient to settle the claim. Therefore, if you choose to take the certificate, ensure that it shows the claim as being recoverable. If your company backs out of the deal, then you have lost all rights to bring the case before the court.
Once the bad debts are listed in the Company’s accounts, it is important to contact the lender and work out a repayment plan. There are two ways in which you can do this – one is to arrange an immediate repayment plan and the other is to pay off the bad debts over a period of time. The repayment should include the interest and charges on the bad debts. The Company will send you a Current Statement Of Account (CSO). This document will contain information about the bad debts such as the date of purchase, amount borrowed and the amount still due to the lender.
If you are finding it difficult to make the repayments each month due to financial difficulties, you can opt for ‘Pay As You Go’ scheme. Under this arrangement, the Company will set a budget and the user’s expenditure will be reimbursed either weekly or monthly. In addition to the regular instalments, users can also opt for interest-only or repayment holiday schemes, wherein they pay a certain amount of interest only and the outstanding amount will be written-off. These schemes enable you to pay off your bad debts at a low interest level while maintaining affordability.
The Company will also provide you with a record of all the transactions in your account. The Accounts Receivable and Accounts Balances sheets of the Company will provide you with the details of bad debts in the balance sheet as well as the balance sheet as a whole. You will be able to view all transactions in detail and see the impact on your overall finances. To make the most of the services of the Company, make sure you check their terms and conditions carefully.