Recently, I dealt with a local building products company which also sold installation services for their products for renovations to bathrooms (two) and replacement of the kitchen flooring. Initial work was contracted through their flooring department and their kitchen and bathrooms dept. Work (both flooring and bathrooms renos) was substantially completed over a period four months and I dealt exclusively with the kitchen and bathroom rep who presented me with the "final bill" (I have this in writing and they have verbally agreed to same). In September; I paid this bill (total about $8900) and they completed some minor finishing touches in November. Yesterday, I received an email from the flooring rep asking for an additional $2700 payment for flooring which was not included in the bill for $8900. I called the flooring rep who advised that even though the general manager and he thought the flooring portion was included in the $8900 bill, it turns out these charges were not included here. My question is, Am I still legally obligated to pay the $2700, even though I supposed had received and paid a final bill?
There is no clear-cut answer to your question and circumstances. The fact that they represented to you that the amount paid was payment of a "final bill" would likely not qualify as a final release and waiver of all claims they might have.
I would be more preoccupied with what agreement was made at the outset in terms of the scope of work and the amount you were to pay for that scope of work and how the amount associated with that defined scope of work might increase. If you did not agree to the increase and they are only approaching you afterwards, then you have an argument for not paying it.
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