Debt statement

 

 


To check the health of a company, anyone may request from the registry office of the Commercial court the debt statement, which summarises any lien and pledge registrations, as well as the registrations made to prove the existence of a property right (leasing arrangements, rental agreements, title retention clauses) or an outstanding debt (example: protests for dishonour*).

This debt statement is key indicator of the company's financial health.

Registering a pledge (on the business assets or shares of a private company) also gives a creditor a preferential right on certain assets given priority in the payment of the debt.
• Registering a lien at the registry office of the Commercial Court gives a creditor the priority right with respect to other creditors, across all the debtor's assets (fixed or movable), or only some of them.

Non-possessory pledge registrations are not presented on the debt statement. If you would like to search for a non-possessory pledge for this company, please search using the national database.

NB: A pledge over a business does not imply that the debtor is dispossessed and does not remove the option of selling the business (the creditor has a preferential right and right of continuation).

To find out more about the formalities relating to liens and pledges, please go to the guide to formalities section (registration and de-registration of formalities).
> View the guide Liens and pledges section

* Protest (for dishonour). An authentic deed, drafted by a bailiff or notary public, and at the request of a bearer of a bill of exchange, in order to officially observe either non payment of a bill at the due date, or refused acceptance of a draft.


The liens and pledges form what is known as the debt statement for a company: they include the debts owed to the State and liens declared by banks and financial institutions.

Essential when checking a company's situation, they include:
• Liens for the Trésor Public [Inland Revenue], Sécurité Sociale [National Health system] and additional schemes representing the debts incurred by the company from these bodies;
• conventional pledges, including guarantees taken by some of the company's suppliers to protect themselves in the event of bankruptcy of the company.

The debt statement may include the following types of registration:
• pledges for equipment, plant and tooling;
• pledges of private company shares;
• pledges of business or trade assets;
• Trésor Public liens;
• liens for Sécurité Sociale and additional schemes;
• warrants;
• leasing notices;
• seller liens and action in avoidance;
• publication of lease agreements;
• publication of title retention clause;
• loans and deadlines (for insolvency proceedings);
• inalienable assets • (for insolvency proceedings);
• protests for dishonour*;
• statement of receivables (for contributions of funds).

* Protest (for dishonour). An authentic deed, drafted by a bailiff or notary public, and at the request of a bearer of a bill of exchange, in order to officially observe either non payment of a bill at the due date, or refused acceptance of a draft.

To find out more about the formalities relating to liens and pledges, please go to the guide to formalities section (registration and de-registration of formalities).
> View the guide Liens and pledges section


Lien and pledge registrations are essential if you want to find out the debt level of a company and check its financial health, whether they are your customers or suppliers).

The free company tracker service means you will be notified automatically by email and/or SMS of any change in the legal and financial situation of a company.

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To order the debt statement for a company, please:
1: Use the search form to find the company you are interested in and go to its Infogreffe data sheet.
2: On this company data sheet, go to the 'Official documents' section and click on "Debt statement".
3: Select the desired transmission methods (letter or email) for the documents that you would like to buy. They will be automatically added to the shopping cart.
4: Click on 'Complete my order' or on the shopping cart at the top of the page and follow the steps in the order tunnel in order to receive your official documents and receipt.

 

 

Full debt statement: 46.80 euros inc. VAT

Per type of entry: 3.12 euros inc. VAT
• Lien from Trésor Public
• Sécurité sociale
• Seller's lien
• Pledge for business, agricultural, trade and judicial assets
• Statement of receivables
• Tooling plant lien
• Stock pledge
• Warrants
• Lease
• Rental agreements
• Loans and deadlines
• Title retention clause
• Inalienability clause
• Protests* and certificates of non-payment
• Liens for the Agence nationale de l'accueil des étrangers et des migrations [National Agency for immigration and Migration]

These prices are given exclusive of transmission costs, i.e.:
- 2.34 euros inc VAT for administration costs for electronic orders;
- 1.51 euro inc VAT for postage for orders of complete debt statements sent by post;
- 0.94 euro inc VAT for postage for orders of partial debt statements sent by post.

Do you have any questions or special needs? Please contact us by calling 0891 01 11 11

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