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#205043 27-Oct-2016 17:44
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I had some painting work done by a good tradesman. I won't go into the details, but we have a disagreement on the amount owed. The invoice was significantly more than the quote - $4100 quoted, $5600 originally invoiced, $5100 compromise offered by painter (which is still higher than I think is reasonable), $4600 paid as a sign of good faith. I don't think we're going to be able to come to an agreement. It's still civil, and I still want him to do more work for me in a year or two.


Is there a standard escalation path under the building code? Is there a standard arbitration service, or some kind of dispute resolution service? Of course I will try to avoid any kind of escalation but I want to know my options.

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  #1660085 28-Oct-2016 22:19
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It's clearly marked "quote" not "estimate".



You might be surprised to learn that may not be decisive in every case. I know this from experience as a lawyer and assisting people in preparing for hearings at the Disputes Tribunal at community law centres. Even if it's a quote, there can still be legitimate debates around what the quote was for and so on. Honestly, unless you have a lot of spare time, I wouldn't spend too much time arguing the toss over $500. Just choose someone else next time.









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