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If I send a client a check for refund on a job I did for them, and they cash it--is it legal binding for no further action

CaliforniaConstruction ContractPayment Disputes

I refinished a hardwood floor job--hired by one woman, and her partner was out of town. She returned and did not like the job that I did. I offered to fix the job, and quickly realized how unreasonable she is, and am choosing to refund her money. If she cashes the check, does that make the business dealings between us final.

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Nov 13, 2017
In order to make the business dealings final, you should also write out a settlement agreement explaining that the check is being given in exchange for the cancellation of the contract and the renouncement of any potential claims. Having the check cashed, by itself, may not be enough to show that the dispute has been settled, and failing to write out the settlement agreement leaves unnecessary risk on the table.
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