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Can a contractor charge above and beyond

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Can a contractor charge above and beyond for renovations without first getting approval from me?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  WiseOwl58 replied 2 years ago.
Under California law, generally not. Unless the estimate says something to the effect that you agree up to 10% additional cost overruns etc.
If there is a real dispute, you can file a complaint with the California Contractors License Board and they will arbitrate for you without charge.
http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Consumers/Filing_A_Complaint/
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