5 Lawful Ways to Recover Debt from an Individual or an Organization

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This expository article will mention and explain five of the lawful ways to recover debt from an individual or an organization.

Debt recovery is one of the thorny issues we get to face in our dealings with fellow humans at some point. It could be a close relative or a business partner.

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5 Lawful Ways to Recover Debt from an Individual or an Organization

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Either way, we need to find a way to get our money while striving to maintain the relationship. If you are faced with the prospect of unpaid debts and you are looking for lawful ways to recovering your debt either from an individual or organisation, here are the ways.

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The 5 Lawful Ways to Recover Debt from an Individual or an Organization are as follows:

1. Employ the Services of a Registered Agent

This comes at number one as it is usually the most diplomatic and peaceful way of recovery debt. A good debt recovery agent will act as a mediator and use a combination of persuasion, dialogue, and more dialogue to try to make a debtor pay up their debts.

This is important especially if it involves a business whose relationship you still want to maintain. Agents are experienced and are often the best channel to employ to recovery a longstanding debt.

2. Involving the Courts is one of the Lawful Ways to Recover Debt 

Sometimes things get out of hand and even the agents cannot be successful in recovering your money back. Then, you have no option but to go the legal way.

Courts have the final say in debt recovery in Nigeria, and often they will give the debtor a time gap to pay up or get into trouble with the law.

The downside to this route of debt recovery is that often, you end up spoiling your relationship with the debtor or losing their goodwill. But who cares? The most important thing is to recover your money, isn’t it?

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3. Get a Lawyer

While this might look similar to involving the law courts, the difference is that you actually need to hire a lawyer to present and pursue our case in the courts.

The downside to hiring a lawyer to recover a debt is that lawyers can often be expensive. Thus, you need to weigh carefully the amount involved and the cost of hiring a lawyer in order to assess whether it’s actually worth the stress.

4. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

This is another way of settling debt issues but without the need for the courts or lawyers. Here, you basically visit the alternative dispute resolution where mediation is the preferred method of intercession between the two parties.

They come in between and try to find a way to resolve the issue amicably without the need for the law courts. This often works if the debtor is willing to honour the mediator’s efforts. If they don’t, then…

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5. Take to Social Media

These days, with the dawn of the social media age, people are becoming more creative when it comes to recovering debts owed to them.

A single call out on any of the social media platforms could yield the result that years of dialogue and secret mediation has failed to resolve.

Twitter and Facebook are particularly great platforms when it comes to creditors calling out their debtors. All you have to do is to threaten them beforehand that if they do not pay on a fixed date, you are going to tarnish their name (and brand) online.

More often than not, this debt recovery tactic works like magic. Most organisations and even individuals are very protective of their image and brand. Thus, they will do everything to protect it, including paying up any debt they might have owed.

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So, you have seen 5 lawful but creative ways you can employ to recover debt from a debtor. We hope you found this article both informative and educational.

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