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Under MI law, they have SIX years from the date the work was done to sue you for breach of contract to collect. The issue with a verbal agreement is it is your word against his word, so you would need to send him a letter in response to his bill and explain to him that he agreed to do the work he is now billing you for at no charge. Explain to him that you would never have consented to the work had he told you there would be charges and the fact he is waiting now over 2 years to send you a bill is proof that there was never any intent to charge you. Inform him that if he continues to pursue collection of this bill, you would have no choice but to file a complaint with the Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau and will take him to court and seek damages against him for trying to collect a bill that is not for valid charges.
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If he refuses to work this out, you need to file your complaint against him.