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I had to close my building business after two large projects

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I had to close my building business after two large projects with signed contracts and depisits fell through after Chridtmas. I am being harassed by a creditor. He claims I owe him £10k in unfinished building works and he owes me £3.4k from another project. I have offered to pay him £6k in monthly installments of £1k. He repeatedly threatened to post online complaints in local website to humiliate me publicly and to orchestrate a group harrassment. He has already posted unpleasant details on Facebook. I have done 6 projects with this man and he has now joined forces with the client who owes him and me money after he was proposing to persue them. Is there anything I can do about this? I am now going to have to go bankrupt due to my loss of business.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Was the building business a limited company? Was the money owed by the business or you personally. I would write back to this individual and say:(i) You deny you owe him the full amount claim;(ii) Say you have a counter claim for your own money;(iii) Say you have made an offer to repay him what you believe is an equitable sum;(iv) Say pursuing the way he is wholly unacceptable and a criminal offence under S.40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 - to harass someone for a debt;(v) Say if he will not discuss this rationally you reserve the right to report him to the police and/or commence a court action to recover any loss you suffer defending yourself against him.I would note if the business was a limited company and the limited company was invoiced by him, you have no personally liability for the debt and could just ignore it potentially.I look forward to hearing from you.Kind regardsAJ
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am a sole trader so the money is owed to me personally. I am very concerned about the harrassment on social media. Is there anything I can do to stop it.