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What is a contractor's legal recourse if a homeowner will not pay a bill in full?

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Our company has done major painting for a homeowner. After paying 2 invoices he is now refusing to pay outstanding invoices saying our work is not good. We have sent the homeowner 6 invoices, 2 of which he paid in a timely fashion and in full. After billing him 4 more times, he is refusing to pay saying the work we did was not good and refusing to pay anymoney due. I have stated that you can't just up and decide not to pay invoices if you're not happy. He has never approached us complaining of the workmanship. We have no signed agreement, but a verbal "time and material" and the history of the payment that he made. Other than that, we have no signed contract. What is our recourse? Even though we have nothing signed, can we still collect whats owed?

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