My question involves independent contractors in the state of: Florida
Can I charge late fees for invoice payments that are 120 -150 days overdue?
After making several attempts to collect and sending monthly letters to this customer, I received an email stating that they were not going to pay for late fees because "it was not stated in the contract".
Now, I am a small General contractor company that depending on the company will take small job by only requesting a signed proposal stating the scope of work and terms of payments (net 30) Is this not enough? I didn't have them sign any other formal contract. Can they refuse to pay although they deliberately take as long as they want to pay even after been notified?
Thanks for your feedback!