Thank you. And
that is something that a judge would take into consideration,(if it gets that far) that she did
this without your knowledge.
The situation, in
absence of an agreement to the contrary, is that under the Supply of Goods and
Services Act, a job must be carried out with reasonable care and skill, at a
reasonable price and within a reasonable period of time.
What does not
assist you is the fact that your wife agreed this price and now you (not your
wife) have what is known as "buyer's remorse" where you now find that she has
paid more for the job then you would have paid.
By all means
query it and insist on a total breakdown. I also suggest that you get a quote for
a boiler installation from another firm and if you then want to argue over the
total bill, pay what you agree and let them argue over the balance.
I will tell you
that I had a boiler installed about three years ago and it was over £3000
although a lot depends on the pipework involved and the type of boiler.
I will tell you
that if I were being asked the same question by the boiler company whereby your
wife had agreed to pay an amount of money for an installation and it was now
being queried by her husband, I would provide a complete breakdown and of the
money was not forthcoming, I would be advising them to go straight off to court.
I am assuming
that this is their legitimate price and they have not been trying to take
advantage because if that is the case, or if your wife is vulnerable for any
reason, I would refer the company to trading standards.
I appreciate that
this is probably not the answer you wanted to hear but there is no point in me
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