Alright, I did a job (this was about a month ago now) and have not received payment. The job was to edge the beds, lay new mulch where the beds were edged (only about one foot in, excess mulch from year before), trim two ornamental grass down front, remove a small japanese maple, and spread the mulch where it was builtup from last year (lots of mulch from previous year, caused it to clump up), and mow the lawn. All in all a $360.00 job. I got a letter from him several days ago, sending me the invoice back saying he rejected it, because not all work was completed. He is willing to pay $170, as he feels this is the amount of work that was done. Basically, he feels that I should have turned the beds and weeded them. This was not in the bid. However, to give him to benefit of the doubt, I am willing to drop the price to $270, still $100 more than he is willing to pay. Now, and unfortuanetly for me, I did not have him sign a contract. What should I do? I am going to write him a letter back saying that such and such is still owed for said reasons. If he refuses to pay, can I take him to small claims court? Never done this before and not sure how it works. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!