Definition of final demand in English:

final demand

noun

  • A creditor's last request for payment of money owed, before taking punitive measures:

    [as modifier] ‘final-demand letters’
    • ‘Susan is even more perplexed because the final demands were jointly addressed to her and Alfie.’
    • ‘There was a final demand for payment from Anglian Water threatening legal fees would be added to the bill, but I have no recollection of the original bill.’
    • ‘I've sent an invoice, statements, reminders, and a final demand which I delivered in person.’
    • ‘The hard-up Robins board have confirmed they've just received the final demand to pay off Inland Revenue debts of £43,000 - backed up by the taxman's threat to serve the club with a winding-up order unless they cough up quickly.’
    • ‘There would be some weeks when I'd be dodging the rent man or let the telly money go until I got the final demand letter threatening to repossess it.’
    • ‘But he had become increasingly tetchy during the previous two weeks - final demands for unpaid bills, his mum nagging him all the time, the boss going on about bringing in more orders.’
    • ‘This exorbitant amount will now be paid at my convenience, and if this means waiting for final demands, then so be it.’
    • ‘Authority members have agreed to pay the final demand for the first payment of £834,046.’
    • ‘They promptly sent out a final demand to his home warning him that failure to pay would result in him being taken to court.’
    • ‘Maybe, but what about that stack of bills and final demands on my desk?’
    • ‘But the family, who describe themselves as working class, say putting three children through private education has financially crippled them and they will have to go into debt to meet the final demand.’
    • ‘You need to escape but can't; avalanched under a mount of missed deadlines & final demands.’
    • ‘This stemmed from a final demand for £34.72 I received from the firm 10 months after I had moved to a new house in April 2003, when I organised the supply of both gas and electricity from Npower.’
    • ‘Head of finance Trevor Teasdale said: ‘If these people get bills, reminders, and final demands I do not think they can complain if we use other methods to get the money.’’
    • ‘How good is it going to be to find my package with my name on it in some low-life's bin bag along with one of his Ocean Finance final demands with his name and address on?’
    • ‘Anyone not paying up will be sent two reminders and then a final demand calling on them to pay the full amount for the year.’
    • ‘My wife has even left me over this and I am receiving final demands for unpaid bills.’
    • ‘They are then sent a notice of the fine and then a final demand.’
    • ‘‘They sent me a final demand for rent in my own house because even though I have not been given a penny or an offer, they claim they now own it,’ she explained.’
    • ‘Symantec claims that Verisign does not send bills or final demands for renewal of digital certificates.’