I recently did a large sandblasting job for someone and it's been weeks since and they still haven't picked it up. Can I charge an amount or certain percentage of the total cost for a "late pickup fee"?
Without a contract won't be easy to collect anything other then what he owes you unless your willing to go to small claims court. Generally the court will side with you if it's been a reasonable amount of time, and you have tried to notify the customer I would send a registered letter with a return signature so you can prove they got it. In the letter tell them you plan on court action if they don't pay and pickup there item. In the future have all your customers sign a work agreement contract you can use the wording from any generic auto repair shop contract.
I would just deal with it and be grateful for the work. Late money is still good money and they could go to another shop next time. If in fact it has cost you money in some way then perhaps, but if it's just the inconvenience grin and bare it.
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