Sorry this is a business matter not a personal.
The £1600 is what has yet to be settled from an event taking place with the O2 Academy that we put on, sales go through there website.They are dictating to us that they will only settle on cash, but as such a huge brand as the 02 is they are more then capable of settling with other means of payment.It would involve a 600 mile round trip which would be of inconveiance as a company to have to be forced to do to settle a outstanding invoice and would like to know if there is a route that we can go down to not have to travel this distance to pick up cash.
Yes but they CAN'T insist in cash unless your contract states this.
Does that help?
In the last letter we have had from them it states in writting that they are under no obligation to pay by a particular method unless stated.
They can't insist on cash
Why can't they just pay the cash into your bank account - they could do that
No they are refusing to use that option hence above us being forced in to corner with what to do.
What i want to know what steps can be taken to recover this money
They can't force you to take that action.
I will repeat the steps you need to take, so you can see them
You need to write and set out your losses and request a payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed 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.
It is totally unreasonable to expect you to go there and pick up cash. No court would say that is reasonable.
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?
No that's fine, cheers
They can't insist on cash.
Can I help with anything else today?
No thats all thank you