TOPIC: Professional fees payment

Professional fees payment 5 years 11 months ago #14537

Hi Atty.,

I am seeking a legal advise for my situation. I am a licensed Architect, I have rendered my professional services with a client, our contract was very lenient because of his promise that we will manage the project. Unfortunately that promise do not take place. What I want for him is to pay me for my services. we have a signed agreement that he will pay in 7 equal installment starting this september 1, 2014 but he only paid the half amount this september and is telling me that he will pay the other half on September 20. I told him that I will only permit that provided that the remaining amount will have a late payment fee. Is it legal for me to add a late payment fee of 0.1% per day? If he will not agree on the 0.1% per day I am imposing to him what case could I file or what legal action can I make to pay me?

Another thing our contract is vat exclusive, as I understand he will be the one to pay the vat. I am right? He is asking me for an Official Receipt but I have no registered BIR Receipt, I am only giving him a Provisional receipt. I am paying tax as an employed person and I have a professional tax receipt. Can you enlighten me on this?

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Professional fees payment 5 years 10 months ago #14661

  • Atty. Libayan
  • Atty. Libayan's Avatar
  • Administrator
  • Please contact us for all your legal needs.
  • Posts: 3361
  • Thank you received: 354
  • Karma: 49
Hindi niyo po siya pwedeng singilin ng 0.1% per day kung wala pong kasunduan ayon dito pero pwede niyo po siyang hingan ng damages at legal interest pag napunta kayo sa korte.

Kung vat exempt ka naman, di mo kailangan magbayad ng VAT.
"Excellence is our Standard..."
Please note that answering your queries in the free legal advice forum does not create an Attorney-Client relationship.
Seek services of an independent counsel when dealing with legal issues. Legal issues need scrutiny and attention.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.116 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum ::


Philippine Lawyers

We go live to answer all your questions

Free Legal Advice Everyday at
at 8:00 pm Visit Our YouTube Channel

Facebook Event | YouTube Channel

Season One

Episode 1:  August 31, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Video

Episode 2:  September 7, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Video

Episode 3:  September 13, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Video

Episode 4:  September 21, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Live

Episode 5:  September 28, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Video

Episode 6:  October 5, 2018

Facebook Video | YouTube Video

Free Legal Advice


If your predicament is urgent; or, when your case is already pending in court; please do not opt for the free legal advice. It is best to get in touch with a lawyer the soonest possible time. I answer all queries here personally but sometimes it may take time because of my busy schedule. Rest assured all will be answered but the time is indefinite. Thank you for understanding.

Ranny Randolf B. Libayan


9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Monday to Friday

We are also open for appointments on weekends

It is best to contact us for an appointment if you decide to visit us so you will be given priority


Philippine Law Firm


We will represent you in court, administrative, and other tribunal hearings.

Law Firm in Taguig


We provide notarization and drafting of all kinds of legal documents.

Notary Public

Legal Consultation/ Retainer

We provide the best legal advice about anything legal whether it be via retainer or just one time.

Philippines Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice Online

We provide free online legal advice just proceed to the forums.