Re: Debt following death
Originally Posted by Flowerpower
Thank you all for your advice. Using bits of it I emailed the solicitor and said had they paid their bill on time we would not be in this position. I also said we had already paid for the appliance and would NOT be agreeing to their request to confirm we would not press for payment.
We received an email today to say they would be paying us in the next few days. They said it was an unfortunate breakdown in communication in their offices and they didnít realise the bill had not been paid as soon as they received it. Funny that because they requested the job was done urgently which it was and they were sent the bill straight away which was some time before their client died.
The solicitors were probably hoping that you would feel intimidated and back down to their requests. Because you didn't back down and stood your ground, they knew they were dealing with someone who would take the matter further if the issue was not resolved amicably.
Hopefully they will honour what they said in the email.