Please let me know what you would do with regards to this.
Client decided that he longer needed my services last January - no big deal; was rather a bit of relief, as I found him pretty high maintenance - sure you all know what I mean.
Unfortunately, he owes me for a fair bit of work - £300 for calculating, completing and submitting his SA100. Debt outstanding for about 150 days.
Also, his company (he's an owner/director) owes me £200. Debt outstanding for about 120 days
I have sent him a number of emails, and received little to no response. He has however, paid £100 'out-of-the-blue' in March (debt was £300).
He has now instructed a new accountant to work/act for him, and as such, I have now received a Letter of Clearance.
Of course, until he clears his outstanding fees, I am going to refuse to release any information. I have no primary documents to return.
My question (sorry to take so long) is:
How do I tell the accountant that I am unwilling to release this info until the ex-client's account is cleared?
Also, should these outstanding debts be specifically brought to the accountants attention?
Your ideas/comments will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.