Philadelphia, PA asked in Business Law and Contracts for Maryland

Q: Would a plumbing contractor be required to itemize their receipt to show the cost of equipment and labor

In other words, can a plumber just give one flat fee to install a well pump and pressure tank and all associated valves and guages or does the law state they must disclose the cost of the equipment they purchased if the customer requests that they disclose it...the job is already completed.

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: No, if the contract was entered into on a flat fee basis. If the contract was on a time and materials basis, which would be stated, then yes. You are perhaps entitled to all manuafacturer warranties on the installed equipment.

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