Your right of course, but perchance the cowboy did the job OK (because he is
a good plasterer), forgot his original quote and tried to charge an
exorbitant amount, he would be the one to initiate any court proceedings
which he would lose.
|> What matters is whether or not he is a good plasterer. If he declines to| put
| > his quote in writing, why not write to him accepting his quote. Should
| > then try to rip you off he won't have a leg to stand on.
| Neither would the OP - in practice - if the OP wanted to take the guy to
| court, and Mr. Cowboy doesn't show up, and generally does a vanishing act.
| Best not to deal with people who smell of cowboy boots and horse manure