Hi all ,
I am a web designer / developer . My concern is that when I meet a new client we discuss the website they are looking for and we discuss pricing . I then draw up a contract and ask for a 50% deposit before I start doing the work . I then keep the client updated on the work I am doing and give them access to the website as I build it . I am always worried that once I have completed the site or get halfway they turn around and say they dont want to use me anymore for whatever reason ( even after having been in agreement with the work up to that point ) and then demand the deposit back . Can they do that , If I have put so many hours into developing the website to that point , Do i then just have to hand over the deposit and lose the time I have put in . What does the consumer protection act have to say about this sort of situation ?