Liquidation Rate

Liquidation Rate

Heard about the liquidation rate and curious about the amount?

Or want to know more about what this means exactly and how it affects the (process) costs that you have to incur? We explain what it is and how we can estimate in advance how high the rate will be.

For canton, district court and the court of appeal

The liquidation rate is adjusted once every few years. Moreover, it is important to take into account different liquidation rates, we as a collection agency explain it to you for:

  • Canton (salary agent)
  • Court (lawyer’s salary)
  • Court of Justice

Please note that the liquidation rate applies per point (a process act) by default. Moreover, a higher rate may apply to the liquidation rate for the subdistrict court in summary proceedings, while conversely an incidental appeal may turn out more advantageous if this was necessary. It shows that it sometimes calls for a specialist to estimate the liquidation rate, in order to take into account the amounts involved in advance.

In principle, the liquidation rate depends on two factors:

  • Salary per point
    A rate is calculated per point, where a point stands for a process act. More actions therefore lead to a higher (total) rate.
  • Maximum number of points The maximum number
    of points that may be awarded is determined on the basis of the outstanding receivables. For claims up to € 250 before the subdistrict court, for example, this concerns a maximum of 3 points. From €100,000 there is no longer a maximum number of points and the liquidation fee is €841 (since 2018) per point.

The salary per point is highest at the court of appeal, while it is the cheapest at the subdistrict court on the other hand. Please note that the categories for claims are also different for the different cases. At the subdistrict court, it concerns several categories with several hundred euros, while the first scale at the Court of Appeal ranges from €0.01 to €10,000.

Have the liquidation rate estimated

We have a lot of experience with the liquidation rate, as part of the legal costs. This means that we can properly estimate the costs when a liquidation has to take place. Via the subdistrict court, at the district court or at the court of appeal. Depends on what’s going on and how the process goes. That we try to estimate as well as possible in advance, in order to indicate what the costs will probably be based on this.

So will you have to deal with the liquidation rate or do you feel that this will come into play? We are happy to tell you more about what you should take into account and what the costs could be. That way you are well prepared and you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises. If there is a (long) outstanding claim. We can guide you well, of course on the basis of the liquidation rate and our competitive rates in starting legal proceedings or for the rest of the services.

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