Thank you Alex.
Yes I anticipated that so I've sent a response to his earlier mail which read...................
"Good morning Mike
Thank you me the signed deed.
I confirm that as we have not yet re-sold the Derby territory we will comply with our agreement and pay you £15,000
We will do this in three equal instalments of £5,000, the first of which we have already paid. Subsequent instalments will be made at three month intervals which follows the original payment schedule.
I trust that this will be satisfactory
.....................Not only am I not happy with this, but if I were to accept would it constitute a new agreement therefore voiding the original and so dragging it out further ?
The response I sent was.............................
"Good afternoon Tony.
As I've said previously the settlement agreement was final payment of £15,000 not in stages.
Therefore I must insist that the payment be made in full by the 27th January 2015, to avoid any further action.
Alex I can't stress enough the need of the T's to be crossed and I's to be dotted. As he seems to dote on technical get out's and so getting case's dismissed.
I'm in the situation where he's not refusing to pay, so a judge may wonder why I wasn't more amicable.
So I've given him reasonable time to pay, sent two requests payment.
Do I need to send "A letter of action" before filling in and filing my claim form with the court.
Should I be claiming that the Deed first be recognised as a binding agreement by a court (because he has not returned a signed copy to me) and then another hearing to enforce the agreement. Or could this be done in one hearing ?.
I appreciate it may take a few days to get an answer.