Estimates and Quotes are not the same and it is important to know which one you are getting when work needs to be carried out on your home.
When a tradesperson provides you with a price, ask whether this is a quote or an estimate.
An estimate is the tradesperson’s best guess at the cost and is subject to change. You can then be charged more, but could dispute it if the cost seems unreasonable.
An estimate is, however, not legally binding.
A quote is a promise to do work at an agreed price.
Fixed at that price unless you ask for extra work to be done.
Secure unless unforeseen circumstances occur.
A ‘quote’ is legally binding.
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