•On 19 April, the defendant paid another £150.•Work was completed on 25 August.•On 28 August, the plaintiff asked the defendant topay the balance. The defendant complained aboutpoor workmanship for a book shelf and wardrobeand paid the plaintiff £100 but refused to pay thebalance.•The plaintiff then sued the defendant.11a. DISCHARGE OF CONTRACTS
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Held:On the facts the contract had been substantiallyperformed even though defects would cost £55to correct.Thus the plaintiff was entitled to recover thecontractually agreed price of £750 minus £55.12a. DISCHARGE OF CONTRACTS