Late payments

Discussion in 'Managing Your Business' started by Flinn, Dec 11, 2014.

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  1. Flinn

    Flinn Member
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    Hello Guys,

    Any advise would be great!!

    Ive been working as a subbie for a building firm for about 6 months now,(Builders cleans and Initial Cleans) all was well until about 2 months ago.
    Getting paid from them has been nothing short of ridiculous !!
    No formal contract was ever set-up about payments or late payments or terms and conditions.

    I would normally invoice them giving 30 days until payment is due..
    But lately its been 45-50 days whats that all about ???
    Sending email reminders about payment overdue,not even a reply !!
    On the phone to speak with accounts,No-one available ( in a meeting ) NO ****

    Then they phone up asking me can i do a job from them..like yesterday.. i always accommodate..talk about short notice.

    NO MORE AFTER THIS..sorry for shouting guys lol

    Question is,can i charge them a late Fee after 30 Days ? Is there any law regarding this.

    Rant Over

    Flinn
     
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  3. Flinn

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    I have ran different businesses over the last 28 years, and i can say from experience that getting anyone to pay when they say they will, usually does not ever happen.
    Especially when dealing with companies.
    I used to get a big deposit in the end to cover all the materials and half labour, or i would not start work.

    NHS have always been good payers.
    Builders and tech companies always rubbish payers.
    Private individuals are a mixture, even with window cleaning where we are talking £10-£30.

    I ditch bad payers very quickly.
    If a financial outlay is required then i insist on an upfront deposit.
     
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    If they go bust you will get bugger all so best act quick Flinn
     
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    Good website that one smurf
     
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    Handy to use if you ever need to put the boot in so to speak ;)
     
  9. Diwrnach

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    They don't do it anymore, I was going to send one of those letters but they wont do it for individuals anymore when you try.
     
  10. Flinn

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    Smurf,

    Brilliant mate, just the site needed for future reference. .I phoned the companies accounts department twice today..
    1st call was can you call again in 15 mins as they are busy.
    2nd call, they are busy, can I take your number and they will return your call..

    still waiting..

    I will be on the phone first thing in the morning again..so angry!!!

    I did hear through one of the contractors that he was also having problems getting payment from them...

    last job I will ever do for them..

    cheers mate
     
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