What is a Payment Claim?
A payment claim is a document that you need to serve on the person owing you money (a.k.a. the “Respondent”), to start enforcing your right to collect progress payments for construction work performed, or for related services rendered, or for goods supplied.
What Makes a Payment Claim, Valid?
There’s not one single Payment Claim form you need to adhere to. What matters is the content.
To be valid, your Payment Claim must contain the following:
1. the description of works performed, or goods supplied/services rendered
Payment Claim Checklist
Aside from the three essential requirements above, your Payment Claim must also include a Reference Date.
a) the date for making progress claims as per your contract; or
b) the last day of each month (if your contract doesn’t provide dates for making progress payments).
How Do I Validly Serve a Payment Claim?
Once your Payment Claim is completed with all the necessary details, it should be served on the Respondent (the person who owes you money) at their ordinary place of business, through any of the following means: