Notice of Past Due Account - Second Notice


Overview
- The Second Notice of Past Due Account provides a strong reminder to a buyer of goods that the invoice amount has not been paid.
- The amount of time between notices is a matter of discretion.  Business Attorney recommends that the Second Notice of Past Due Account be sent approximately ten days after the First Notice.  Depending upon your original arrangements with the buyer, a longer or shorter period may be more appropriate.
- The first notice is a fairly friendly reminder that an invoice has not been paid by its due date.  This second notice is a more pointed reminder.  Like the first notice, this letter assumes that the nonpayment is the result of some innocent reason.  This letter establishes the point that the amount must be paid, but tries to avoid doing any permanent harm to your relationship with the buyer.
- The First Notice of Past Due Account does not include a demand for payment by a certain date.  Likewise, this Second Notice does not include a demand for a payment by a certain date.  However, this letter does ask the buyer to promptly send you a reply if they are unable to pay the invoice.

When You Need It
- To provide a second written reminder to a buyer that the buyer's account is overdue.
- Send this letter to a buyer who has not paid their account.  Send it only after you have sent the First Notice of Past Due Account.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the buyer.
- Number of the overdue invoice and the amount due.
- Date of the first notice of past due account.

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