Q: Can a new home builder have work done from subcontractors without homeowner know what it cost?
Is this normal or legal? Example. We have 8000 cleaning bill at the end for a 4000 sq ft home. Many line items have ended in results over going over without knowing any price of the worked that was performed until the bank draws. No estimates or nothing.
A: Of course that can happen and often does. Do you need to be in on EVERY decision the General Contractor does, or did you hire him to make decisions about WHO to hire to do different parts of the project? Did you pay the General Contractor or does you contract with the GC, say that "despite my hiring a GC, I want to oversee every, single expenditure before I will cut my GC any money to pay subs." If you wanted to oversee every decision, why did you hire a GC? A lawyer would need to see your written contract with the person you hired to dole out the work, before they can say whether you should have been consulted prior to any of the specific line items you're referring to.
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