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Recovering money for the services completed

Post by sids » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:05 pm

Hi,

I am an IT consultant having my own consulting firm. Three months back I executed an order worth SGD 6000 for a company that was giving me business for some time (of course now stopped). I have been asking them for payment, but my request is going to deaf's ear.

Is there any legal action that I can take against the company. Kindly offer me suggestions. I am really frustrated over the company...

Thanks & regards,
Sids

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Re: Recovering money for the services completed

Post by jpatokal » Tue, 06 Jul 2004 12:03 am

sids wrote:I am an IT consultant having my own consulting firm. Three months back I executed an order worth SGD 6000 for a company that was giving me business for some time (of course now stopped). I have been asking them for payment, but my request is going to deaf's ear.

Is there any legal action that I can take against the company. Kindly offer me suggestions. I am really frustrated over the company...
Assuming you have a contract in black and white, contact a collections agency. They'll be happy to get the money for you, naturally at a price of 15% or so... but it sure beats nothing and is much cheaper than taking legal action.

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Small Claims Court

Post by Big Dale » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 3:04 pm

I believe in using the system when it works. Small Claims is a system here in Singapore that has helped me get payments, due me when collection agencies couldn't do anything.

The fee for filing in small claims is around $50.00 and with that a time is set for the court appointed person to hear the story from both sides. You start by usually show the work you did and the signed contract. Not much to say after that, and the client is almost always ordered to pay. If they don't pay, then you can have an officer at a small fee, to go to the company and get the money. If there is no money or the company will still not pay, then you can have the officer put stickers on all the computers and equipment (not to be use from then on) for sale to compensate for your loss.

$6000 is a lot of money for a small business. Don't let it go. You do have your rights. Use them well.

Lobster 17

I agree - small claims way to go

Post by Lobster 17 » Thu, 25 Nov 2004 7:18 pm

been to small claims seceral times ein amt ranging from $50 to 15K and generally pretty good and fast. You can even fax them the initial description of problem

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Your services

Post by mrtsb » Mon, 03 Jan 2005 11:35 pm

I notice you run your own IT consultancy

I am interested in your services for Asia

Please send me your details and comapny profile

Thanking you in advance

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