Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Was there a specific time limit agreed within which you were supposed to submit invoices?
Hi, not sure if you saw my initial query above - Was there a specific time limit agreed within which you were supposed to submit invoices?
There was no agreement made. Though when i submitted the invoice one of the directors said i should have put it in, in the same year the work was done and that why they are not paying it.
Legally there is no specific requirement to submit an invoice in the same year when the work is done or within any other specified time period. Generally, this is something which you would agree between you and the other party so if there was a specific clause requiring that of you then if you failed to adhere to it the other party could refuse to pay because you have not met the contractual terms. However, this was not the case here and as there was no specific requirement for you to submit the invoice within a specified period, you may still submit it one, two or more years later on from when the work was done.
What would matter from a legal perspective is the time limit within which you can actually take legal action to pursue this should they fail to pay you. If it comes to that then you can consider taking this to the county court but you only have 6 years to do this. So this is where the official time limits would kick in, you may have submitted an invoice at any point but if you are more than 6 years on from when the work was done then this could become impossible to pursue legally should you wish to rely on the courts to resolve it.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
They owe me about £8000 i think what is the best way to kindly in a legal way to get them to ask me to pay it. Can i add intrest
Whenever a dispute arises over money owed by one party to another, the debtor can be pursued through the civil courts for recovery of the debt. As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is recommended that the process follows these steps:
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far.As to interest you cannot charge interest until the invoice has been submitted and hen remains unpaid for at least 30 days
Does this answer your follow up query?
yes thank you very much