My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Tennessee
I am having my pool liner replaced. When the pool was being drained my yard started to flood. I had a broken backwash pipe. My pool contractor referred me to a plumber. I called the plumbing company and asked for an estimate to repair the backwash pipe of the pool. I was on vacation out of state when the plumbing company's owner came to my house to inspect. He called me and told me he would have to send out a tech to inspect because he couldn't see anything. I told him to "go ahead and send him". I was expecting an estimate when I returned home but discovered the work had been completed without my authorization. I called the owner explaining that I had only wanted an estimate but he said he took my "go ahead and send him" as go ahead and do the work. I had tried to contact him several times for approximately 3 weeks to get a price. I finally received a return call saying the work completed is $2650. I would have never had the work done if the cost was that high because it is not in my budget and it is not a necessity to get the pool operational. What is my legal obligation to pay him since this work was done without my consent or knowledge?