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Did the landlord consult the leaseholders before carrying out this work please?
Sorry for the delay in reverting to you. Thanks. To be a little bit more specific did the landlord serve s20 notices on each of you and then conduct further consultation at each stage of tender?
We did receive information and some form of update, however instead of a quote an estimate was given for just over £14000.00, the project took six months to complete with changes of three sub-contractor and serious water damages which was put right, we then receive an invoice to be paid within twelve via DD and it was stated that its not the final bill.
I cannot understand why a contractor was given an open cheque so that they were at liberty to charge us anything they like on top of what was estimated. I have to date email the Landlord which is a housing association and voice my concern, I ask if a quantity surveyor was use so that an accurate quote could be given instead of an estimate. I am awaiting a reply
No I have not, but will proceed to do so and then get back to you
I believe they did serve notices as we were kept inform as to the fact that their were tenders, however the original estimate was exceeded by almost £2000.00 and we were told that's not the final figure. If I had ask for work to be carried out on my property I would have ask for quotation not estimate as estimate to my understanding is like an open cheque.