Under specific conditions (the most important conditions being that the pecuniary debt is not contested and that both parties are incorporated in the Central Databank of Companies), the creditor wishing to obtain an enforcement order so as to initiate the enforcement procedure against his debtor can decide not to recourse to ordinary law under the form of a summons, but to recourse to the procedure for the recovery of undisputed debts.
This procedure is quicker and less expensive than the summons procedure.
The formal demand for payment you received is the first act of this procedure.
This demand states in particular the identity of your creditor, the breakdown of the amounts due, the documents allowing you to check the merits of the claim and an answer form.
It opens a time period of one month to react.
If you don’t react within one month, not earlier than one month and eight days as from the date of the demand, a non-contestation report will be drawn up.
This report, which will be charged to you, will be sent to a magistrate via a computer application.
This magistrate will check the legality of the procedure and declare that the non-contestation report becomes enforceable.
The procedure can then be pursued by all legal meanings (order to pay, seizure of furniture, attachment of salary, …) on the basis of the title issued by the magistrate.
Within one month as from the demand, three solutions are available to you: