traderstu:jmh:traderstu:jmh: The think the next option is to appoint a debt collector and ask them for advice on how I can recoup the costs. I feel too emotional about this and need to step back and hand it over to a pro. I'll try to consider it a lesson learned.
Hang on a minute. Unless I have missed something here, you should be able to present the cheque again (2 more times I think) within 6 months. Unless the cheque has been stopped?
I was in this situation once, trying to get money out of a concrete contractor. I waited for a good long spell of fine weather, figured he should have money in the bank, re-presented the cheque & 'hey presto'.
Worth a shot, you might get lucky.
He paid the cheque into my bank account so I don't have the actual cheque, but I photocopy of it sent to me by my bank. The letter says it has been dishonoured by the paying bank.
Yes, I think that is what happened to me. Go into your bank and talk to somebody behind the counter. I think they can still present it again.
Thanks, I'll do that.