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I recently asked a builder to provide a quote

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Hi
I recently asked a builder to provide a quote for an extension project. The builder visited our property and was accompanied by an architect colleague. We discussed the kind of extension required. The builder said he would get back to us once the architect had made a sketch of the project. No fees were discussed or agreed upon.
I later advised the builder that I am seeking other quotes as well. Subsequently I received a an email from the architect asking for payment for the sketches. Am I legally obliged to pay the architect? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
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No.
If it was not discussed or made clear there would be a cost then you can not be charged. You can only be charged if those matters were discussed.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Dear Alex

Thanks for your very helpful reply.

This confirms my impression that as the terms and conditions were not made clear by the architect, nor were any fees discussed or agreed upon that I am not under any legal obligation to make a payment.

Kind regards

Ferekh

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Indeed. Good luck.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I have left 'excellent service' feedback.

Thanks again.

Ferekh

Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
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