Letters To Late Payees
Despite your best efforts to always provide the best possible service and deliver on time, as grateful as the customer may seem, this is not always returned with the same enthusiasm, ie; paying invoices on time. Some days later, some weeks and others unfortunately months later. 
Just understand this happens in business and it's completely uncontrollable, there are actions you can take to reduce the amount of value at risk. - There is no law to say you have to allow a 30 day payment term for your invoices. 
Should you find yourself chasing payments, below is a series of three professionally written letters you can use to follow up late payments. 
Letter #1
A review of our records indicates that your account is in arrears. The amount of £00.00 in respect of Invoice #000000 which was due to be paid by 00/00/2020 has not yet been received.

Please ensure that payment for this invoice reaches us as soon as possible.

Details of the invoice are as follows:

If you have already sent payment for this invoice in the last couple of days then please disregard this letter.

If you have any questions regarding this letter then please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Yours sincerely,
Letter #2
Despite a letter sent to you previously, invoice #000000 is still unpaid.

Please  make arrangements to pay the outstanding sum of £00.00 immediately. If you have any queries regarding this invoice please contact our accounts department immediately.

We request payment in full by close of business on 00/00/2020.

Please note that continued failure to pay this invoice will result in further costs being incurred by us. We will be forced to pass on these costs to you.

Yours sincerely,
Letter #3
Dear ,

We note from our accounts records that a number of reminders have been sent to you with regards to invoice #000000

Despite these reminders, the sum of £00.00 remains outstanding. The details of this invoice are as follows:

Please note that unless payment is received in full within 14 days from the date of this letter we reserve the right to commence legal proceedings without further notice at which time we will seek to recover our costs and interest on the outstanding amount.

Yours sincerely,

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