Jaidev = I am posting a reply I made to another freelancer with the same problem concerning the source code.
The client thinks, because they paid for the finished product that the source code comes with it. I can understand a client wanting those files. In the future, if they need editing or modifications to the job, and you are not available anymore, then what? Did you ever indicate to the client that the source file is yours and that you will not include that with the finished product or that it will cost extra for the source files.
You, as the freelancer do not have to give the client the source files. But, do you want to keep your client happy, avoid the stress that you're having, end the hassle? Communications MUST occur between both of you so an agreement can be accomplished which makes both of you happy.
One of the things I suggest is to give the client the source files only because nothing was mentioned about it on your part. during the interview or when you accepted the contract. Nor did the client understand that the source files were not a part of the job he paid for and did not include that as part of his requirements. Or perhaps you can give him the source files at a VERY discounted price.
Having said that, I advise you, when submitting proposals, that you specifically mention that source files are not a part of what you will deliver and if they want them they will cost $XXX extra (that’s if you want to sell the source files. )
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