Did a corporate gig for a multi-millionaire property developer 7 months ago and have yet to be paid for it despite invoices via post and email, and plentiful ignored phone-calls.
In a recent phone-call where I actually managed to talk to them, I was told that they had applied for some kind of grant (?!?) to pay me, and that they are waiting to hear about it by the middle of December. So I knew then and there I was dealing with a bullshit-artist.
December is pretty much gone.
Of course the footage hasn't been handed over to them, but I was wondering if I was within my rights to send them a letter informing them that payment is due within 30 days, and interest or/and debt collection fees may apply if the debt is not settled before then. I have talked to people who say you can only send that kind of a letter if the goods have already been delivered - but obviously I can't do that!
This is one of my two jobs from 2011 where, regrettably, no contract was signed.