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The arrangement was that I would purchase the necessary materials and I would pay him for labour. Part way through the project I paid him for the labour up to that point which was just over a thousand pounds. The job then continued but it was not finished and there were many issues, so I was not going to pay the final labour charge (a further £700) until everything was resolved but he is now saying that I have paid him nothing at all and he will wipe out my "debt" so that I can use the money to go and get somebody else to sort out the mess he has left me with.
I paid a £1000 in respect of labour plus about £150 in respect of a few materials that he had purchased - a couple of light fittings, cables etc whereas I had purchased the fittings - shower unit, shower cubicle, toilet sink cabinets etc.
I withdrew the money from my account and he collected it within a couple of days - he was supposed to collect it that day but he didn't turn up.