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He does not have that...all he has are estimates that were sent to us and that we have used as the basis for what we believe we owe...he has added LOTS of extras based on what he claims were verbal discussions to change the scope of work, but there are no written records of that.
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Thanks Tina. I made him an offer to pay the $50k which he rejected, and I put an ultimatum on it of Dec 15 last year since if payment went past 2012 I would no longer be able to deduct the landscaping-related capital improvements from the gain we recorded on the sale of the house in 2012. Can I take the position that I owe him less than the $50,000 since this is now no longer a tax-deductible expense?
Thanks Tina, you'll definitely have my positive review...in your opinion, do I need a lawyer if this goes to court, or could I represent myself since his case is so weak.
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