Wanting to get some advice.
I completed a very large commercial job about 2 and a half weeks ago. Prior to starting the job I had the man in charge sign an agreement which clearly stated “payment is due within 21 days.”
It is not quite 21 days, but I sent an email to my contact to confirm everyone was happy with the window cleaning, and to be sure he had received the invoice. (He had left by the time we finished.) He said “yes, I received the invoice. Happy with the cleaning. We are Net30, so you should see payment in 2-3 weeks.”
I replied by politely saying, the agreement we both signed stated 21 days. I understand this isn’t much of a difference in our terms. But the fact is he signed an agreement which was very straightforward. And quite honestly, yes, I could use this money. I rely on my income to pay my bills.
What would you do? I don’t want to push it too far because I’d like to do the job again in the future. But I feel like it was me who broke the agreement, and say skipped a few windows, I’d be called out on it.
Thanks in advance