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UK Law - Is there a maximum time limit for issuing an invoice

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UK Law - Is there a maximum time limit for issuing an invoice and it still be legally binding?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.

Not for an invoice.

But you can only sue within 6 years from the date of the wrongful act unless certain exceptions apply.

Invoices can be issued at any time though. They have no legal status in themselves.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thankyou for your answer.

I provided some agricultural contracting services to two customers in 2006 and forgot to invoice them. I invoiced them last month (3yrs later)and gave them 30 days to pay. Does this mean that I am fully within my rights to get paid and as a last resort could pursue them through the small claims court if they fail to pay
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.
Oh no, thats fine. You are perfectly entitled to be paid and if they don't you can sue.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your help!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.
No problem. Good luck.