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OT: Client does not want to pay after 8 months!

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MarkusJ_NZ

#1
Hi, I am a programmer who did some work on an existing clients
website.

Anyway, after eight months of using the changes I made (and not
hearing back from them other then constantly being put off) I have
asked to be paid.. they have always said the $$ is coming...

Suddenly they are not going to pay becuause there are bugs....

What should I do?? Legal options??
Thanks
Markus
 
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Jon Skeet [C# MVP]

#2
MarkusJ_NZ <MarkusJNZ@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, I am a programmer who did some work on an existing clients
> website.
>
> Anyway, after eight months of using the changes I made (and not
> hearing back from them other then constantly being put off) I have
> asked to be paid.. they have always said the $$ is coming...
>
> Suddenly they are not going to pay becuause there are bugs....
>
> What should I do?? Legal options??
What does your contract with them say? More importantly, what does your
solicitor say?

I doubt there are many trained lawyers reading this group. I wouldn't
ask a lawyer to solve a programming question - it's even more dangerous
to ask programmers to solve a law question :)

--
Jon Skeet - <skeet@xxxxxx>
Web site: http://www.pobox.com/~skeet
Blog: http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
C# in Depth: http://csharpindepth.com
 
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MarkusJ_NZ

#3
On Jun 14, 4:34 am, Jon Skeet [C# MVP] <sk...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> MarkusJ_NZ <Markus...@xxxxxx> wrote:

> > Hi, I am a programmer who did some work on an existing clients
> > website.
>

> > Anyway, after eight months of using the changes I made (and not
> > hearing back from them other then constantly being put off) I have
> > asked to be paid.. they have always said the $$ is coming...
>

> > Suddenly they are not going to pay becuause there are bugs....
>

> > What should I do?? Legal options??
>
> What does your contract with them say? More importantly, what does your
> solicitor say?
>
> I doubt there are many trained lawyers reading this group. I wouldn't
> ask a lawyer to solve a programming question - it's even more dangerous
> to ask programmers to solve a law question :)
>
> --
> Jon Skeet - <sk...@xxxxxx>
> Web site:http://www.pobox.com/~skeet 
> Blog:http://www.msmvps.com/jon.skeet
> C# in Depth:http://csharpindepth.com
Thanks Jon :)