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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Do you have a contract with the main contractor please?
If so, what does it say about breach or termination?
I worked for this company for over 5 years. I was sent an email saying I had the contract for this building site. I do not remember if a contract was received. But up until the fateful day I received payment for my works and no complaints.
Ok - you need to check any contract you have.
If it makes no mention of termination then if you invoice and are paid weekly you are entitled to a weeks notice, if it is monthly, then a months notice.
But to answer your question, unless the contract states otherwise as a sub contractor your contract can be terminated at any time.
They do not have to let you have notice, unless it is in your contract
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and it is certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Do they have to give a reason to terminate the contract
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No reason, unless the contract specifies they have to
Well, it was very difficult working circumsatnace because when we finished cleaning a plot the site foreman refused to look or sign it off......waiting so that if the other trades made a mess after we were told to clean it we would have to clean it up again for free, as he was saying that we never cleaned it probably in the first place. Also after we had cleaned the outside windows on a very big house he hosed them all down with cold water, the limescale in the area was very high and I had to use limescale remover on every window taking a considerable amount of time and energy, for which they are refusing to pay forl. And the marble tiled floors throughout had marks on them after our clean...on our method statement lines. I asked the site manager to ask the floor layer what he had used on the floor to enable me to get a chemical to remove it, he came back to me and said I had not cleaned it properly and it needed soap and water. This I duly did and it took a whole day and it did not remove it. I went had told him and he screamed at me get out of my office I do not talk floors. It turned out that a specialised chemical had to be used. In a nutshell the site manager was a rude bully who caused a great deal of problems for myself. I did go higher up the tree and have all comments recorded but got no answers
Indeed, this is all not very good at all and I am sorry for you.
However if you are a sub contractor, you are self employed. There are risks associated with that including uncertainty of work
You have to rely on your contract, so that sets out why and how a contract can be terminated.
If there is no contract your rights are very very limited.
I am sorry, but you need to refer to a contract to get any protection
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes please they still owe me £1,600 I have asked for payment and I have said that I will be taking out a CCJ for the outstanding amounts. They have offered me £1,000, to I accept or CCJ
No, you are entitled to £1,000
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.
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.
Does that help?
No they owe me £1,600 and are offering to pay £1,000, not the full invoice value
Yes I know that. I would not accept the £1,000, only the £1,600
Ok, so what do I say to them? As I am unwilling not to receive the full value of the invoice?
You say you want the £1,600 or you will go to Court.
Thank you, ***** ***** more question please. I pushed the wrong button an the sign in for this web page, I only wanted to pay the £38 not subscribe, how do I sort that out
For that you need to contact customer services. As an expert I have no access whatsoever to the billing backend.
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