After giving up most of my maintenance work a few years back due to increasing full landscape jobs i decided to get back in to it last year to build on the size of the business.
I mainly concentrate on domestic work for the maintenance but managed to get a commercial contract on a large set of flats. Since the contract started the owners have got rid of the original management agents and are now managing the site themselves. This has now put me in a difficult position as the previous agents missed 2 payments and the owners now have now missed 2 payments.
Originally i continued under the instruction that i would be paid as soon as the accounts were transferred but now i have been told that i have to wait until the next lot of service charges are recieved in March which will then make it 5 months owing!
Being a bit naive at the beginning i didnt include in the original contract any costs for late payments.(this may not have been upstanding anyway as it was with the management agency)
My question is basically would you continue the contract in the hope you will get paid in the end or cut your losses and not do any further work?