There is no specific procedure in Belgian law for small claims.
There is no specific procedure for small claims. However, the ordinary law procedure is followed, and it is very simple.
The ordinary procedure, in outline, consists of the following:
In principle there are no simplifications. Some claims are not made by summons, but by written application for an opposition statement (‘requête contradictoire’). One example of a dispute over an application for an opposing statement is leasing disputes. Article 1344 bis of the Civil Code says that, without prejudice to the provisions concerning the lease, each claim about the rental of goods can be made by written application, filed at the court registry of the justice of the peace.
The law on the summary judicial procedure for ordering payment:
website of the Federal Government Department of Justice :
Last update: 23-05-2005