My wife and I have a small business (services) and recently delivered to a third party. Since I am in the UK at present I sent someone to deliver in my stead. We agreed on 2/3 payment up front and the balance plus costs payable upon completion. We have been trying to get the final payment out of our "client" for the last 60 days.
I am at wits end. Our last correspondence included the following sentence "I really do not have time for this, I have sent proof of that payment to you long back and i do not take kindly to this. "
I received proof of payment of the first instalment, but nothing since.
I guess my next step is to get a lawyer to follow up on this. Anyone on here who could advise what steps I should follow, or even take it from here?
The amount involved is circa R8,5k (but it is all profit) so it is a fine balance we need to strike between incurring vs recovery.
Any thoughts most welcome, thanks