tdlawyer : Hello, thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I can assist you with your question.
tdlawyer : Would the signs themselves have been ordered in 2006?
Yes and I picked them up myself from their factory unit before we moved.
tdlawyer : were you obliged to pay for them back then too, in 2006?
Yes,I suppose so. But this is the first request for payment we have had, either verbally or written. And, sorry, the invoice IS dated 29th Oct 2013 I have just noticed but it was hand delivered and left on the doorstep, didn't even ring the doorbell
tdlawyer : Okay. Then it's too late for them to pursue you for this now. They only have 6 years from when payment should have been made and they seem to be at least 2 years over that!
tdlawyer : But this only works if you don't admit the debt in writing or make a part payment. In either of those cases the 6 years starts to run afresh.
Then legally I can ignore it?
tdlawyer : Yes. And in many ways it's probably the best thing to do. If you're then sued you can say its out of time and that will be the end of it.
Many thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
tdlawyer : If morally you feel obliged to pay something then you should discuss it by telephone only to avoid any written evidence that you acknowledge the debt and hence time runs afresh.
tdlawyer : You're welcome.
tdlawyer : Is there anything more you would like me to assist with?