i hate late payers. i hate them for a reason. that reason being= having some schmuck cut your lawn, is a luxery, not a neccesity. it's not like medical care, or running water, or electricity. it is something, you can do without. so, is this being sneaky, and underhanded? here's the scene- i have a customer, under contract, who is continually late on her payments. i am very busy right now, and i don't care to pursue legal action. so, we play "cat and mouse". she's late on her bill, i interrupt service, it gets a foot high, she sends a check, late, and i resume service, etc, etc, etc. the other day, i told her, i MUST be paid all my late fees, and i want this account brought up to date. she says, no way in hell she's paying a late fee, who the hell do i think i am? so finally, after six months of being late, she brings her account up to date, and then gives me a check, for a month in advance. but still, refuses to pay the late fees. DUMB MOVE on her part. i am taking the advance payment, adding up the late fees, keeping that, and sending her a cancelation notice. is this sneaky and underhanded? would you cancel a client who is late, every single month, and refuses to pay late fees?