In the Netherlands there is a well-defined monitoring procedure for applying for an order of payment. Except for the procedure for requesting the European injunction (European Payment Order), which we have already talked about on this page, the possible legal action for the recovery of the credit is through an ordinary procedure in accordance with the provisions of Articles 139 – 142 WvBR.
DEBT COLLECTION IN THE NETHERLANDS
Like any ordinary procedure, the introductory act is the summons (subpoena) that is served on the debtor with the help of a bailiff (Deurwaarder), with whom a date will be set for the start of the procedure.
After the parties have presented their petitions, they will attend a hearing before the Judge, who, before issuing a decision, will give the parties a chance to find an agreement, generally anticipating informally the judgment.
If the parties find an agreement, the same will then be approved by the Judge, otherwise the Court will decide on the matter, issuing a sentence.