Thanks. I have sent a cheque for the original £1,050 (as yet uncashed). What I am concerned about is whether I have to send the additional fee and, if not and I go to court, what I may be liable for and whether or not I shall incur a county court judgement / impact on my credit record etc. (I can afford to pay but was just very annoyed by the approach taken with my wife who is actually the person who engaged them and they claim acknowledged the terms and conditions).
Thank you. I can find no reference in the terms and conditions they sent to a late payment fee. They do state that there is a 50% surcharge if they are not informed of someone joining within seven days of the candidate starting but they were informed (because they asked us) so I see no logic for the surcharge. In fact, on re-reading the terms and conditions, there is a possibility that we did not have to pay the full fee: I wonder if I should stop the cheque and make them take me to court. Would we be liable for the court fees if there is a ruling against us?
Would the fact that I sent a cheque for £350 (in full & final settlement) which they returned first to try and end things count against us in court? I imagine not. Thanks for your help
Thanks again. It seems that I should just wait and do nothing. If the debt collection agency harasses us further, we should just ignore and, if served with court papers, turn up. Thank you again for your help