Answer for Low Bid Problem

You are the victim. Any contractor knows that when they give a bid to any customer they are bound to their contract and it is their mistake not yours. So make them do the job, don't do anything. If they don't want to do it do 2 things;

1- If they have a state license, contact the licensing board and report the contractor. You could get your money back.

2- If they don't have a license either way call the state office they will suspend their license or put the crooks in jail.

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Answer for Low Bid Problem

Thanks, Karl. That makes sense. What happened in this case was that the agency agreed to charge only the bid amount for the work done and I finished the job myself (and incidentally did a better job than their painter).

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Answer for Low Bid Problem

I only bid as a job with a set price for the work involved, not by the hour. It sound like the bill has become too high and intolerable. You need to shut them down if the price is becoming too high and ask why they were this far off from the original bid.

I can't really say how the company or you should handle this, it depends on the actual contract. If the contract states that the 10 hours is only a guess and it could exceed this then it is up to you to stop it.

In the future consider fixed bids only. This way there won't be any nasty surprises.

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