I am sorry if I have not been clear.
I am happy to pay any funds back that are owed subject to the client providing clear evidence of this alleged overpayment.
I believe that their poor accounting system and project management has caused this and as I have now experienced my own costs of £3.5k, am I within my rights to remove these from the£ 10k plus vat amount? Or, do I need to counter claim ?
If they are at fault,is it fair for the client to pay his own surveyor and legal costs?
Is their 8% interest that the client is charging fair and reasonable? It seems much higher than the Bank of England base rate or can others troubles permitted to be turned in to money making opportunities above and beyond the sums involved?
In short, I have not been able to control any of the project finances as I was not Project Manager and it appears that the Client paid subbies incorrectly without my prior agreement, we are now in this situation. i believe their errors may have caused me considerable additional costs that I am not willing to pay.
I would however be happy to pay had I been able to affect any of the payment procedure and I was at fault.
Hope that helps,