I did a website for a client (2 other sites) and they talked me into accepting monthly after they paid me a little of what was owed.
So after 6 months, they had a sob story about money and they stopped payment, while promising me the rest (which is more than half of the agreed upon charge) when they get money.
So now it is a year and a half later and now they have money, but they want to do a buyout which is a few thousand less than what is owed.
If I take the buyout, can I pull the site down since they did not pay for it in full?
I maintain 2 other sites for them, but I don't make much money (owner was a good friend of my mother lol) so ending our biz relationship would not hurt me at all.
I do not have a contract with the client. I just submit an invoice and they pay me accordingly.
There is no exit clause. It usually ends when the client says they don't want my services anymore (which is rare).
The website is hosted on a server I pay for.
I've built and maintain 3 sites for them, have been doing so for many years. I do do extra work for them and I do minor updates/changes for free, because they pay for maintenance as well.
Please advise and thanks.