When a Defence is filed in the Ontario Small Claims Court, the court will notify the parties of their court date, whereas in the case of a Plaintiffs Claim, the Plaintiff has to serve the Defendant.
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Another fear tactic. Collection agents try to avoid saying they will have you arrested because it’s against the law. So, they imply that they will have you arrested and hope you panic and call them.
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If the owner’s address of record matches the address of the property, you’ll have to dig a bit deeper. Remember the “other” owners you found on the tax record? Let’s give them a call. See if you can find them in the telephone directory and give them a call. If there weren’t any other owners on the tax record, it may be worthwile to call people with the owner’s last name who live in the owner’s city or neighborhood. This is fairly hit and miss, but it does pay off from time to time.
It’s essential to choose a company that knows the rules of the jurisdiction where the case was filed. For example, while some jurisdictions allow any adult who is over the age of 18, has no felony convictions and is not a party to the case to serve process, most require process servers to be licensed, bonded, certified or otherwise authorized.
Serving process is a small part of the responsibility of a legal professional, let alone a law firm. But it’s an important part of our Constitutional right to due process. Making sure it’s done right requires more than a price list. Ask the right questions and build a relationship with a trusted provider of process service. “Oops” is just not a good answer to give a client when a process has been improperly served.