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On the basis of the Builder's assurance to you that he would pay you commission, there is really only one way forward-You would have to sue him at the small claims court for a sum of the outstanding rent amount. He can issue here without the requirement of a Solicitor, to keep costs to a minimum. The fact nothing was put in writing is irrelevant, as oral agreements are still legally binding,although I must say that if he denies it, it will be a case of your word against his. I do note you have a text as evidence, so please keep this!
Here is the link to issue proceedings, which can be do online-www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
Before doing so, you should probably send them a letter before action though first. Write to them giving them 14 days to pay and make clear that if they do not then you will sue. Hopefully, the letter will be enough to make him see sense and pay the outstanding commission. If he does not then issue at the small claims court.Hope this helps and sets out the legal position.
i am happy with your reply apart from you worded it outstanding rent it was nothing to do with rent it was just a commision he would pay me if he sold to the buyer i supplied
Hi Brian- sorry, I did of course mean commission.
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