Not wanting to pay for shoddy work
(North aurora il)
In october 2015 I asked a landscaper if he would do a small retaining wall for 300.00 as that's all my budget allowed. He said yes....nothing was ever put in writing. He came to do the job. I was going to give him 200 and put the 100 on a credit card. He said he does not take cards...to call when I had the remainder and he would pick it up....after he left I noticed he used a couple of bricks that were much darker than the others so I never called him to give him the 100. I don't want to pay for bad work. I feel 200 I gave was enough....now he is sending me a bill for 100...since I never got anything in writing and I never signed anything.....do I have to pay him? This was all verbal. It's his word against mine....