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I have a client that has not payed the final balance.

Postby Dj Sean » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:56 pm

In all my years I've never had this happen until now.

But because of unusual circumstances, I had a client not pay the remaining balance. Basically my other DJ thought the balance was taken care of, when in reality it was not.

Now almost a month later, numerous phone calls and emails, the client has made no effort to resolve this, outstanding balance.

My question is, what do you think is the next best step? Do I take them to small claims court?

I have the clients address and a signed contract by them. My DJ's provided all the services hired, and everything went smoothly. I'm really surprise they are trying to stiff me.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Postby Toneman » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:47 pm

If you have their address, send them a bill for the remaining balance and a PLEASE PAY BY date. Also enclose a copy of the signed contract of service and also statement letter that states failure to comply will lead to late charges and/or legal actions. If this doesn't spark a responds then small claims court.
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Postby JR » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:40 pm

Toneman wrote:If you have their address, send them a bill for the remaining balance and a PLEASE PAY BY date. Also enclose a copy of the signed contract of service and also statement letter that states failure to comply will lead to late charges and/or legal actions. If this doesn't spark a responds then small claims court.


Actually, instead of a PLEASE PAY BY date, the bill should reflect "payment overdue by 30 days. Payment due immediately upon receipt". Maybe send it registered so that you have a receipt of delivery.
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Postby Dj Sean » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:55 pm

Exactly what I was thinking.

Hopefully this will help.
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Postby Toneman » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:58 pm

I stand corrected.... Thank you JR
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Postby Dj Sean » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:49 pm

Oh, both great advice Toneman and JR.
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Postby Dj Sean » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:25 pm

Oh, both great advice Toneman and JR.
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Re: I have a client that has not payed the final balance.

Postby len » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:51 am

Go to the house and firmly ask for your money.
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Postby djmc » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:36 am

Funny thing: my contract calls for FULL PAYMENT of the entire balance due after the setup of equipment.

My Independent Contractor agreement (the one my subs sign)--- says that the SUB is responsible for collecting the payment and making sure the check is in their name (not mine).

If the sub fails to collect, he won't be paid........its that simple!

The only time I get involved (on rare occasions) is when the Hiring Person (usually a corporation) insists on paying ALL the payments to a single entity.

In those cases, the SUB must present the check to me, and once it clears my bank, I will remit full payment to the SUB.
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Postby Dj Sean » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:09 pm

I thought about going to the house, but I think its just not a good idea.

I have a copy of the bill sent registered mail, giving them 10 days to pay in full or I take them to small claims court.


And DJMC, my contract says pretty much the same thing. It was an unusual turn of events this happened, and now they are trying to take advantage of it.
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Postby djmc » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:09 pm

Hey, aren't you returning phone calls?
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Postby Dj Sean » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:13 pm

Of course, just been out on a wonderful motorcycle ride down to Bishop area, where unfortunately I get no cell reception.


Thanks for the call, glad to hear your voice, and that you are as busy as ever!!

I will keep you guys posted how this unfortunate B&G thing turns out.
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