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How long ago did you buy the timber?
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Hi there, sorry I only just got out of court. In many respects they are correct in what they have said. Just because you have money that is theirs, be it in a credit account, for debts they owe you or materials of theirs that are in your possession, the likelihood is that each business transition you do with them will be treated separately and will be regarded as being under its own contract. So if you have a dispute under one transaction with them, it would not automatically allow you to just offset the funds associated with that from other accounts or transactions you have with them.
So the options are as follows – you withhold the money from the credit account and they make a claim against you for it, you in turn make a counter-claim against the claim they make. Alternatively, you pay them back what is due under the credit account and then make your own claim against them for the money they owe you under the current dispute.
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