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I sent a letter to his attorney detailing the amount due, what I had paid and had requested detailed information about the hours he worked.
I had written in my notes he worked 70 hours at the agreed $22.00 and hour for a total of $1540.00. I had a budget of 4 days for the tile work which he wanted 5 days and I agreed which would be a total of $880.00. For a total bill of $2420.00. I have paid him $1100.00 and have cancelled checks. so my balance should be $1320.00. The job is now complete and I have the balance in my account ready to pay him. However his lien amount is $2992.00.
Do I enforce the lien and make him prove his time in court? I have witnesses to confirm our verbal agreement on the tile portion and witnesses to confirm the hourly wage set.