I have a client who I've been developing a site for. I've spent about a week on the job; it's a small project.
After 1 or 2 iterations the client settled on a design he liked, and so the work began. The site is now finished to requirements, minus the content. The client has been promising me for months that he would give me the content (text and images) necessary to complete the job.
Suddenly, today, I get the email that he has now got a new developer, and he wants me to work with the new developer to move all the domains which I know manage to him, as well as hosting. Basically, he is abandoning all the work I've done for him on the site.
Since I did not ever state I would charge in hours for the project, but only a fixed cost on "project completion", can I still charge for the project by hours spent? Am I allowed to charge the entire original fixed cost? How have you dealt with with similar issues in the past?