Frequently asked questions

Collection costs

What does it mean when a case is pending in the District Court?

If a debt is not paid, despite payment demands, we may send a summons application to the District Court and request a judgment on the debtor’s liability to pay. If a case is pending, this means that the District Court has accepted the case in question for consideration. 

When a case becomes pending, you will receive a summons notification. After receiving the notification, you still have 14 days to pay the debt in full. Otherwise, the District Court will issue a judgment in the case. A District Court judgment will result in a payment default entry in your credit information, which will adversely affect efforts to obtain, for example, rental accommodation, a loan or even employment. A possible enforcement procedure may also result.