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We took on a contract whereby we were paid 80 per cent on

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We took on a contract whereby we were paid 80 per cent on delivery and 20 percent on installation.that installation gas been delayed by customer for 16 months and weve asked for full payment b4 we install. They say no

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What are you installing for the customer?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A large paint plant

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Thanks for your patience. Both you and the other side will be bound by the terms you had agreed to at the outset. So first of all the 80/20 split would have been binding on you both as a term of the contract. However, if there was a specific installation date or window and the other side has now delayed it without having the contractual right to do so, they will be acting in breach of the contract themselves. Whilst that does not automatically give you the right to ask for full payment before installation, it can be used as a negotiating tool where you state that due to their breach, you can potentially terminate the whole contract but you will still proceed with the delayed installation date if you get the required security by getting paid in full.

Sadly, none of this is going to be dependent on any specific laws – it is going to come down to negotiations between you and them.

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