Lansing, MI asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Michigan

Q: Sub-contractor billing me for more than verbal quoted price

Sub-contractor gave a verbal price which I agreed too but told him to send me a written estimate. He went ahead and did the job without sending a written estimate. The invoice he sent is way more. I refused to pay and now he has an attorney threating a lien against the homeowner and lawsuit against me. Doesn't Michigan Law require construction contracts to be written?

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Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Next time get it in writing. Ask for time and material records to see if the records come close in value to the sub's claim.

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