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Can it be considered statute barred debt?

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asked on Sep 10, 2016 at 05:32
by   Cheah
Hi, I owed service charges for my shop lot since 2003 and could you please advice me whether it can be considered statute barred debt since it was 13 years already. Can the management company take legal action against me to recover the debt? Thank you for your advice!
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answered on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:42
by   vkpc
I owed service charges for my shop lot since 2003 and could you please advice me whether it can be considered statute barred debt since it was 13 years already.
Can.

Can the management company take legal action against me to recover the debt?
Usually the lawsuit will demand total debts owing which includes old and new debts.
It is up to you to attend court and specify in your defence which part of the claim is old debts and admit to the new debts.
This will enable the Court to give a judgment sum of only the new debts.
Then you can pay this smaller sum.
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answered on Sep 10, 2016 at 16:04
by   Cheah
Hi,vkpc.thank you for your advice.could you please advice how many years old are considered old debt?
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answered on Sep 10, 2016 at 19:46
by   vkpc
could you please advice how many years old are considered old debt?
More than 6 years after invoice/bill date.
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answered on Sep 10, 2016 at 23:42
by   Cheah
Thank you vkpc. Very much appreciated! What will happen to the old debt that was more than six years old?
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answered on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:48
by   Cheah
My mother has a lawsuit but she is staying in Singapore and she is 73 years old. Can I get a lawyer to represent her in court? Thank you.
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answered on Sep 17, 2016 at 14:53
by   vkpc
My mother has a lawsuit but she is staying in Singapore and she is 73 years old. Can I get a lawyer to represent her in court?

Can.
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answered on Sep 17, 2016 at 15:55
by   Cheah
Thanks vkpc.you are so helpful.
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answered on Sep 17, 2016 at 22:28
by   Cheah
0.46r.2(1)(a) of the rules of court 2012 states that a writ of execution may only be filed with leave of court if more than six years has lapsed from the date of the judgement/ order. Can someone please explain in simple English what it meant? Thank you.
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answered on Sep 18, 2016 at 00:21
by   Cheah
If I have to pay the smaller sum, can I request from the judge to allow me to pay by installment? Thank you.
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answered on Sep 18, 2016 at 01:38
by   lawnovice
@ Cheah

You are giving your mother's lawsuit in bits and pieces.

The limitation act at different stages of a debt is slightly different.

How advanced is your d lawsuit?

Post a copy of the letter esp the "tuntutan" from the lawyer's office here for better understanding.

If your mother have already been made a Judgement Debtor years ago, things is slightly different
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