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Not really; however I would have disputed the final settlement amount for other items that weren't paid or were paid at a lower value than I believed had the value for the laptop not been included.
I'm sorry to have to tell youthat if they genuinely made a mistake, you have no defence to mistake. Youcannot rely on their mistake to keep anything which you have been overpaid.
However there is clearly adispute here as to whether it is indeed a legitimate overpayment or whetherthey are simply using this as a way to reduce your claim.
I would tell them that you don't acceptthat you have been over paid and put them to strict proof as to overpayment andthat meanwhile you will refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman to get theirview on this
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