Getting billed for removal of work done requested by the client? How legal is that?
I have done some post driving for a client. He wanted to save money so he decided to do his own wiring and provide his own posts. Within the first 10 posts we realised that the posts he provided was not strong enough for the condidtions (very rocky and tree roots). we immediate went over the the client and told him that the post are breaking (40% broke) and that we can not continue. He then told us :"do what you can, they have to go in" he then would go and exchange the broken once. We informed him that we would have to cut the posts shorter if we can not drive them in dep enough. He asked us to continue. We finished about a third of the job. The client phoned,said his wife is not happy and that some of the posts have not been driven in straight.next day. On arrival he could not tell us what part his wife was not happy with and he was not sure. He asked us to continue with the line and then sort it out with his wife later. We then finished the line. Now he doesn't want to pay us and send us a bill for removal of the posts as well as for the onece we had to cut shorter.
What is my legal right...and how legal is his invoice to us for the removal of the posts?