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Was the work carried out by a private individual or was it carried out by a business?. Please can you also tell me how long ago it was completed? Thank you
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Many thanks for your patience. A recommendation as they call it, can be legally binding depending on what actually happened at the time and the understanding you had with the company. Basically a contract does not have to be in writing to be legally binding so words or actions can also amount to a legally binding agreement if the necessary elements of a contract are satisfied. Legally, you require an offer, an acceptance and consideration to have a contract in place. So if this recommendation is seen as an offer, assuming you had accepted it and both parties proceeded on that basis and relied on it to continue, it can become a legally binding contract, to which you would both be bound. You therefore have a situation where you were given this recommendation detailing the work and the costs and if you had agreed for the work to continue on that basis, then the recommendation itself can indeed be legally binding between you. How you proceed very much depends on what you are hoping to achieve and I can discuss that with you in more detail.
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thanks for the update