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A plumbing company just performed work at my house, outside

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A plumbing company just performed work at my house, outside water leak. Digging and pipe replacement. I was present, 6 hours work. The company did not provide myself w/ a estimate of the cost. After work performed, the company request $3,800.00 in compensation. I requested a bill w/ a break down of service fees, labor, parts, etc. Was told it is a flat fee w/ no details. I believe the bill is over priced & request what actions I may have available.

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Hello and welcome. My name isXXXXX am a Licensed practicing attorney and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

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They performed work, without advising you if their hourly rate or had you sign anything?

Customer:

Correct

WALLSTREETLAW :

You should not pay any service fee,

WALLSTREETLAW :

since you were given no contract,

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they have to justify their rates by the work performed,

WALLSTREETLAW :

and since you never agreed to any flat rate,

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I would advise them in writing that without any breakdown of services performed you will not pay them.

WALLSTREETLAW :

If taken to Court they would have to justify the service rate, and explain why they did not advise you from the start of the fees.

WALLSTREETLAW :

Division of Plumbing l 101 Sea Hero Rd., Suite 100 l Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-0397 (Telephone) l(NNN) NNN-NNNN(Fax) l Email the Division of Plumbing

WALLSTREETLAW :

I would also consider contacting the State Plumbing office, and file a complaint,

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they may force them to provide you an itemized list of expenses,

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If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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Customer:

Useful information, I will send a letter in regard for a breakdown of services & contact the state plumbing office.

WALLSTREETLAW :

The contractors only option is to sue you for the money,

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and in Court they would have to provide an itemized list anyway, so

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regardless they have to justify the amount charges since they did not have you sign any contract for services,

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