That is what I am getting at.
What I am saying is to offer them something in full and final settlement of your indebtedness to them. It needs to be meaningful and not derogatory otherwise they will refuse it. However you are going to be far better to send them a cheque in full and final settlement rather than making them simple offer. The reason for that is quite simply because of they have a cheque in their hand as opposed to a simple offer they may be more inclined to cash the cheque than to take the issue to court and risk losing for breach of contract and breach of the provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act for not carrying out the job with reasonable care and skill.
If you are sending a cheque the covering letter should tell them that if they fit they are accepting it in full and final settlement of all monies due to them under this transaction. It should go on to say that if they do not accept it, they should return it to you and cast and if they issue court proceedings against you you will defend them and counterclaim for any other loss if you’ve suffered resulting from their breach of contract and breach of the Act.
I would also suggest that you tell them to take legal advice if they do not understand the significance of the letter.
If they then cashed the cheque, you produce the letter in court if they go that far.
What you have to do is make the the amount that you are offering attractive enough that they don’t want to bother taking you to court.
They obviously entitled to something because they did introduce the buyer to you.
Can I clarify anything for you?