SACAT resolves issues either through conciliation, mediation by agreement, or by court decision at the hearing and also verifies certain government decisions. All candidates apply online, but you can apply by phone if you need help. At the conciliation conference, the parties discuss their application or dispute and try to resolve the case by agreement. If they fail to reach an agreement or if the tribunal decides not to hold a conference, the case or dispute is submitted to a full hearing. The hearing is decided by decision of the member of the tribunal. The parties will receive a written decision (a court order) on the results of the hearings and arbitrations. This will tell each party what to do. If you are able to resolve the matter by agreement (at the conference), this agreement will be recorded in an order of approval. In both cases, the order is binding on the parties and can be applied. A installment payment order is the most common order. You must arrange for payments to be made directly to you and monitor payments to ensure compliance with the court order. The next step is to execute the payment as part of the judgment.
This can be very difficult if the defendant (now the debtor) has no assets. If the claim is not enforceable, bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings may be the next step. If the debtor misses two or more payments in accordance with the order made at the hearing, you may request a review hearing on an application for enforcement of a judgment (Form 141) [Rule 203.7 UCR] As a creditor seeking payment of a debt, you must (as a plaintiff) file an application in the competent court. After filing, a copy of the application must be served on the person or company that owes you money (now the defendant). The advantage for the debtor is that if he complies with the agreement, he does not have an unfavourable credit rating (uniform civil rule 62.2 (3)) and is not required to bear the legal costs related to a claim issued by the Magistrate`s Court. If you enter into an oral agreement, note all the terms of the agreement as well as the time and date it took place. In the case of an oral agreement, it may be helpful if there is a witness who has seen the agreement or who has seen the debtor refuse to pay. Supporting documents, such as a bank transfer or cheque statements, may also justify the oral agreement.
In some circumstances, a carefully crafted letter may be sufficient to motivate a debtor to pay or enter into negotiations for a settlement. Instead of taking legal action or at any time after taking legal action, you can offer the debtor a binding payment agreement. . . .
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