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Client putting off payment

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Lincon, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Lincon

    Lincon New Member

    Hello everyone,,
    I just need a bit of advice about a problem client. The background is I used to work at this company for a good few years. I left to go freelance/contract and 5 months after I left I went back there to do 2 months of work. 3 weeks in I get offered a great work opportunity somewhere else so I tell them that I want to end the job 2 weeks earlier than anticipated (I told them this 3 weeks before my proposed leaving date), which they weren't too happy about, even though they actually admitted that I only need to give them 1 weeks notice.

    Long story short, 2 months down the line I'm still waiting for the last 2 payments (30 days payment from weekly invoice) so the payments are 3 and 4 weeks overdue, roughly. I've been asking nice enough every week for the payments but I keep getting answers like "soon" or "when we can, we have a cash-flow problem at the moment". So after I tell them หมวกกันน็อค that they should'nt have employed me if they didn't have the money etc. I get a brash email saying "I’ve been told not to worry about paying you since you walked out on the job, and that the work was shoddy!". As you can imagine I was fuming about this, not once did they mention that they had a problem with the work, so tried calling them but got a "he's busy right now, he'll call you back in 10 mins". No phone call. So I email the director and the others today and get an email saying "You'll get your money. We'll pay you as and when cash flow allows.".

    I'm debating wether or not to send a 7 days, or court email. Any advice?

    ps. The kicker is we actually agreed a reduction in my rate to accomodate the invoice and pay weekly arrangment.
    pps. The unpaid invoices comes to roughly £2400, not small change.

    Sorry if this is a little "rambly". Any advice much appreciated. :)
  2. nshep

    nshep New Member

    Small claims court? Start putting late fees on top? Do you have a contract where stuff like this is written down? Do you know a lawyer you could talk to?
  3. Lupita

    Lupita Member

  4. Fantazia

    Fantazia New Member

    To be fair, this is basic Credit Controll
  5. Techniquest

    Techniquest New Member

    Mortgage loans and other loans secured by property or with the involvement of a third party (guarantor) to guarantee the repayment of funds, of course, is preferable for banks. But there are unsecured loan opportunities that are not always beneficial to the bank or the organization that issues the loan. It is advantageous to the buyer due to the repayment period. Unsecured loans multiply the risk of the financial institution, which, wishing to protect itself, takes some measures. The specifics of this type of loan should be taken into account when preparing to speak with a manager of a financial institution.

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