Updated on September 7th, 2023
Debt letters are sent from both creditors (lenders) and debtors (borrowers) for the purpose of managing debts (such as loans). These letters should be sent via certified mail the provide proof that it was sent and received. Using a pre-formatted template ensures the letter contains the necessary wording to remain legally valid. While debt letters do not typically require a signature, having the sender sign at the bottom of the document can improve its legitimacy.
- Used for communicating with debtors and creditors, whether it’s to clear, verify, collect, or dispute a debt.
- Debt collection practices are governed by the FDCPA (§§ 1692-1692p).
- Credit Report Dispute
- Debt Collection
- Debt Forgiveness
- Debt Release
- Debt Settlement Agreement
- Debt Settlement Offer
- Debt Validation
- Pay for Delete
Credit Report Dispute Letter – Used for disputing information contained within a credit report provided by any of the three (3) major credit bureaus.
Debt Collection Letter – A document sent from a creditor or debt collector to a debtor requesting payment for an unsettled debt.
Debt Forgiveness Letter – Informs the debtor that all of their debt has been cleared, officially ending their financial obligations to the creditor.
Debt Release Letter – Lets the debtor know that all debt has been paid and they are resolved from their financial commitment.
Debt Settlement Agreement – A binding contract formed between a creditor and debtor to restructure the payment terms of a debt.
Debt Settlement Offer Letter – For proposing new payment terms to a creditor or debtor regarding an outstanding debt.
Debt Validation Letter – Allows a person to verify that an owed debt is legitimate by requiring the creditor (or debt collector) to send them information proving the debt is valid.
Pay for Delete Letter – Sent to a debt collection agency requesting they remove all negative information from their reports and release all owed debt in exchange for payment.