How to issue a statutory demand

How do I make a statutory demand?

You can make a statutory demand by filling in one of three template statutory demand forms (Forms SD 2; SD 3 or SD 4) and delivering it (i.e. serving in) upon the debtor.

Template statutory demands for service in Word format

HMCTS has provided standard forms to enable a creditor to aid service of a statutory demand for a creditor or their legal adviser.

The following are the three current blank statutory demand forms which you can download in Microsoft Word format. If you intend to use one of these forms you should take expert legal advice to ensure the correct form is used and that the form is set out correctly. Any mistakes may result in serious costs consequences which may exceed the amount of debt sought.

Note: amendments made need to be made to HMCTS’ standard template Form SD 2, therefore it is crucial that legal advice is sought before serving a statutory demand.

Debt for Liquidated Sum Payable Immediately
Statutory Demand under section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986
Blank Statutory Demand Form (Form SD 2)

Debt for liquidated sum payable immediately following a judgment or order of the court
Statutory demand under section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986
Blank Statutory Demand Form (Form SD 4)

Debt payable at future date
Statutory demand under section 268(1)(a) of the Insolvency Act 1986
Blank Statutory Demand (Form SD 3)

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