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Simplified and accelerated procedures - Netherlands

 

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Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Existence of an order for payment procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claims are eligible (e.g. only pecuniary claims, only contractual claims etc.)? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim? b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? (if yes, where can that form be obtained?) a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail do I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If yes, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Small claims procedures Small claims procedures
1. Existence of a specific small claims procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure, threshold 1.1.
1.2. Application of procedure 1.2.
1.3. Forms 1.3.
1.4. Assistance 1.4.
1.5. Rules concerning the taking of evidence 1.5.
1.6. Written or oral procedure 1.6.
1.7. Content of judgment 1.7.
1.8. Reimbursement of costs 1.8.
1.9. Possibility to appeal 1.9.

 

Further information

The legislation relating to sub-district court cases may be found in Overheid.nl.

For information about the judiciary, such as the different jurisdictions and the addresses of all the courts in the Netherlands see.

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