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Q: WHAT LAW CAN BE DONE LEGALLY WHEN SOMEONE DOSE NOT DO WHAT THEY PROMISED IN FINANCIAL AGREEMENT

MY CAR IS BEING WORKED ON GETTING A NEW ENGINE IT WAS IN A FLOOD THE SHOP SAID IT WOULD RUN WHEN THEY FINISHED INSTALLING THE ENGINE NOW THEY SAID I NEED NEW WIRING AT AN ADDITIONAL COST WHEN WE HAD ALREADY AGREED ON A PRICE AND I PUT A DOWN PAYMENT ON THE WORK .

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Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley
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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Based upon your description, I am not clear if you had an estimate for the proposed work which you approved or if there was a formal written agreement was signed which described the scope of work for the agreed price. Most repair shops provide estimates for the proposed work, asking the customer to approve the pricing. These estimates also typically provide that if additional issues are discovered during the work they are performing those would be an extra charge. That extra charge must be approved by the customer before the work can be performed. If you had a formal written agreement that was not an estimate, then I would review that agreement to determine what it describes regarding the services to be performed.

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