Debt Collection Hungary
Does your company have a non-paying business partner in Hungary? Extensive knowledge of the Hungarian culture, language and regulations is necessary for successful debt collection in Hungary.
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When your company is conducting business in Hungary, you probably have noticed the differences between the Hungarian and your own business culture. Being an international creditor, debt collection in Hungary can, thus, be a challenge. We have lawyers that have knowledge of the Hungarian language, regulations and are familiar with the Hungarian business culture.
In Hungary, it is important that you are able to prove your claim, when your Hungarian debtor does not pay the invoices. Having the following documents in your possession will be beneficial during the dispute:
- Signed agreements;
- General conditions;
- Order confirmations;
- Copies of invoices;
- Proof of delivery or services;
- Correspondence with the debtor.
If possible, we advise to record all agreements and conditions in English and/or the native language of each party.
In case your Hungarian debtor does not want to pay, we advise you to immediately send a reminder. You should state a clear description of the invoice and indicate a clear term of payment around 14 days in this reminder.
If the Hungarian company does not respond to your reminder, you need to hand over your claim for collection. We are able to collect most claims in Hungary extrajudicially, in the form of a payment arrangement or otherwise.
After you have handed over your claim for collection, we will demand in writing and on the telephone that your Hungarian debtor pays the invoices. In case the Hungarian debtor does not pay within the stated term, then legal proceedings will be commenced in consultation with you. Often this step will encourage your Hungarian debtor to take his debt seriously and pay the invoices.
In case we do not collect, then your company does not have to pay us a legal fee. In our view, you should always be able to opt for the quality of a Debt Recovery Lawyer. If the debtor does not pay, we will merely charge you our administrative fee of €150.00.
Would you like more information about collections or bringing legal action in Hungary? Fill out the contact form or call us: +44 (0)20 3808 5878.
Click here to upload your claim to us.