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if a contractor on a building renovation quotes a price to

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if a contractor on a building renovation quotes a price to do work that he knows will not pass building inspection, then balloons the price by nearly 300 percent to "meet code" is this likely considered fraud? It effectively blocked competitive bids on the real work
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Steinlaw replied 7 years ago.
I am sorry you are going through this.

This practice would be a violation of the requirements of a contractor. This is a clear unfair business practice. You can report him to the state as well as file a lawsuit.

Good luck.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Is unfair business practice the legal term for the violation, as opposed to fraud?
Expert:  Steinlaw replied 7 years ago.
Unfair business practices is the proper legal term.
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