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Have they contacted you before this regarding the oustanding amount?
OK thank you. Please can you also tell me whether they had provided you with a quote at the start of the job? Please then leave it with me. I am in court today so will prepare my advice during the day and get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Thank you.
OK thank you. Please do leave it with me and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. Just because an invoice was issued and it was paid by you in good faith does not mean that you are now absolved of all liabilities in relation to that work and cannot be held liable for any underpayments. An invoice is just a request for payment as a result of a contractual agreement. If the wrong amount is invoiced and paid by you, it does not overrule the overall contractual obligations you have, unless you had separately agreed for any changes, which were then followed up by an invoice to reflect this agreement. However, if the invoice was issued in error, even if it was paid in good faith, the other party can pursue you for the outstanding amount which they are due as per the formal contractual agreement you have with them. The time elapsed is not an issue either because under law they have 6 years in which to make a claim for this, therefore they can still issue a claim against yu if no resolution has been reached and they can show that under contract you should have paid them this amount they are now claiming.
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