- Very small project, mostly adding content to a CMS site.
- Client happy with work, but now can't pay due to lack of funds.
- After several months I informed the client that I would take the work down (leaving the site in the same state as prior to the work being commenced) until such time that I have been paid.
- Client now believes that since I've 'taken the work back' that I shouldn't require payment and that the matter is closed.
- The site is hosted in the UK, but not by me; I believe they are registered to a third-party.
Specifically, can anyone point to any UK legislation regarding payments that might cover this scenario? Much of what I've found covers the right for a company to reclaim products/items, and I'm not having much luck finding out my rights with regards to claiming payment for a service. I know I can point to the contract etc; what I'm looking for is a 'such and such act of 1988' that says I can still expect to be paid even if website is taken down/changed. Nothing like pointing at an objective specific law to shut down a line of argument!