What do you do if you find a contractor is overcharging you for material?

What do you do if you find a contractor is overcharging you for material?

What do you do if you find a contractor might be overcharging you for material? This is George Rodriguez with Sell Today Homebuyers. I’ve had my ups and downs with contractors. I’ve hired and fired a few. There a few that I kept working with because they we’re honest, finished what they said what they were going to do and on time. We buy houses for cash and we rehab homes all the time. A while ago I was working with a contractor who was overcharging me for material, but I was ok with it because he was undercharging me for labor. So it evened out and the total costs we’re still reasonable and competitive. So, you could say I knew that he was overcharging me for material, and I saw it as a cost of doing business. You have to remember though if you have something in writing which is the contractors quote. So can the contractor charge more than the quote they give you? I don’t think they should. They shouldn’t overcharge you for material or labor unless there are dire circumstances which you would have the contractor provide proof in why they want to charge you for more. As things do come up with unexpected expenses but a reputable contractor should have budgeted for them. Communication is key here. I would say you want to put the burden of proof on the contractor. So we had this come up when we bought a house as is and needed major repairs and the contractor didn’t know how to quote us. So we ended up working out a number because at the end of the day it’s the right thing to do as long as no one is taking advantage of each other. So if you just don’t want to deal with contractor headaches just give us a call. We will buy the house cash and as is. This is George Rodriguez with Sell Today Homebuyers. We buy cash in Chicago and the surrounding areas.

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