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Plumber worked at our house for 1 hour and has tried to bill us for 4 hours work. What are our rights?

Asked By: Gavin - 2/15/2012
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Not knowing the whole story I am unable to advise you... More
Answered By: Whiskey Whiskey - 2/15/2012
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pay for what he worked.
Answered By: Divi filius - 2/15/2012
 
Explain to him that sending an improper demand for money through the postal service is a felony. And that you;ll be happy to get him fixed up with a summons unless he pulls his head from wherever it appears to be lodged.
Answered By: Cletus - 2/15/2012
 
Some contracts state that you will be billed for a minimum amount of time regardless of how long they actually work. Who knows what your contract says?
Answered By: Dr. Snark - 2/15/2012
 
Get a quality standards officer to look at it and give you his opinion. Simular thing happened to my parents when a builder did a crap job in part of the house.
Answered By: Ed Lucas - 2/15/2012
 
1. talk to the plumber and ask for an explanation 2. if there is no explanation then pay him for time worked. make certain you have some documentation of your conversation and his work order.
Answered By: Elmo - 2/15/2012
 
You have the right to pay. Most contractors in the construction industry have a minimum hours of pay clause in the contract like the one that you signed. It doesn't pay to travel somewhere for one hours pay.
Answered By: No B.S. - 2/15/2012
 
Ask for an itemised bill. Make it clear to him that you checked the time spent on the job. Also be aware that he might have a call out charge which is payable if he only works for 1 minute. He might have a minimum charge which he will expect you to pay. However, if he did not make these things clear to you when you... More
Answered By: ANF - 2/15/2012
 
Ask him for a detailed bill with the hours he worked..then sue him when he falsifies the record
Answered By: Dave87gn - 2/15/2012
 
Mr Whiskey above is the perfect example of rip off tradesmen who think its ok to charge u 300$ for a 5 dollar spring and 2 minutes to fit it
Answered By: Roger Ramsbottoms - 2/15/2012
 
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