Lehigh Acres, FL asked in Uncategorized for Florida

Q: I recently payed for a new septic system the estimate was 10900 . Now they are done they are trying to charge me double

I payed the 10900 now they say they had to dig up rocks and I owe them 12000 more and are threatening me with a Lean on my house

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Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on the terms of the estimate and the written agreement (if any). Unfortunately, contractors sometimes complete these sort of practices. It is important that you negotiate a contract clearly indicating the scope of work prior to hiring the contractor. Nevertheless, sometimes there may be a change order due to unforeseen circumstances. However, double the prices seems unreasonable. You must carefully review the terms of the agreement.

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