Notice of Past Due Account - First Notice


Overview
- The First Notice of Past Due Account provides a "friendly" written reminder to a buyer of goods that the invoice amount is still owed.
- Business Attorney provides three notice letter forms.  This First Notice is a friendly reminder that the amount is due.  Because the buyer may have failed to pay for some innocent reason, such as losing the invoice or a mistake in its accounts payable department, the notice is not strongly worded.
- The second and third notice forms are progressively stronger in tone.  The third and final notice assumes that the buyer is well aware of the balance due and is simply refusing to pay or does not have sufficient funds.
- While written notices are helpful to provide a permanent record of the efforts to collect, Business Attorney also recommends that the seller also contact the buyer to try to determine why payment is delayed.  
- Because the goal of the notice letters is to seek payment as quickly as possible, Business Attorney recommends using these letters in connection with other communications and collections efforts.

When You Need It
- To provide the first notice of a past due account to remind a buyer of goods that they have not paid the invoice amount on time.

Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the buyer.
- Number of the overdue invoice and the amount due.

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the notice.
- To draft another past due notice.