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You do have a claim even without a contract.
You need to write and set out your losses and request full payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not pay you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you for such a speedy response. Just one quick question - what should I do re the £200 she deposited in my bank account today. Should I e-mail her to say I do not accept it or should I keep it and invoice again (for payment wihtin 14 days) for the £1000 balance?
You should say you do not accept it.
Does that help?
Yes thank you Alex. As she paid it directly into my account, should I ask her for her bank details to pay it back or write her a cheque?
I would do tha
Sorry Alex, not clear on your answer here - ask for the bank details OR write a cheque?
Either is acceptable.
Yes thank you Alex
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