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hi we have a written quote,additional costs we not disscussed,jobs were done first then a bill issued towards the end of the renovations.It was a quote not an estimate and did not mention added costs as I recall.The contract was signed at our rented accomadation at that time and I haven't the paperwork at hand at the moment so can't give you an exact date,but probably february last year.He had also estimated the work would take six months but was 12 months before it was completed,the extra money he demanded was so high we decided to finish the work he didn't do ourselves such as roof repairs and guttering etc.he was supposed to include the 2nd bathroom and faulted on that as well.We had to foot the bill for this and many other ones as well.
sorry to be a bother,can I add a little further information,Our first quote from him was on the 1st feb 2014,and it quoted "please find costings for building works at "The Cottage upper end Fulbrook"as per OAD Architects plans for contracted price of £100,000.00.These plans tell the builder everything has was needed to be done,but he says he hadn't quoted on all of these,yet we understood he had.Also we actually walked through the house with him and pointed out everything on the plans so there would be no misunderstanding.unfortunately there is no proof of us doing so only our word.If we stand up to him and go to court over this matter,would you have any idea of what it will cost us as we have virtually no more money as he has already squeezed £3,000.00 out of us and is demanding £500.00 every month till the £5,878 is paid plus wants interest to be paid as well,is he able to charge interest?plus it very very keen on us signing a document stating we will pay this money,I am not sure that is a good idea.
hi Joshua,The OAD plans include the disputed works ,no other plans just the set of plans we have.thanks
hi joshua,thanks for all your help,we are glad we didn't sign any thing.Do I now email the builder back saying we won't be paying him anything and he can issue a ccj if he is so inclined,and mention we intend to counter sue?????
hi joshua bad news I'm affraid,we have sent the builder back emails in the past trying to work out a way of paying what he was demanding,but also making it known we don't think we owe him anything,just don't have the funds to fight him in court.He was bombarding us with paperwork and demands and made us feel responsible.Does this ruin the case for us.
hi joshua,bad news I'm afraid,we have in the past sent the builder back emails to try to work out a way to pay him the money he demanded,but also making it known we didn't think we owed him anything.We didn't have the funds to fight him in court and he was always threatening us with court action.Does this ruin the case for us,please let us know as soon as possible as he has sent us another letter with a schedule for payment and wanting us to sign it.