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How much refund to ask for?

Posted by Cat Hart, on
I agreed the price of £2k with a bathroom fitter to do a complete Refit of my main bathroom (labour and materials). He started but wasn't able to complete as country went on lockdown. He has agreed to refund me for work not done, how much is reasonable? He has done :- Ripped old bathroom out, removed plasterboard, removed tiles from floor, plaster boarded the walls and skimmed where needed (not where tiles will be, but he also has missed bit above basin splash back that will need to be skimmed), levelled floor, done all piping for bath/basin taps and shower, put wires in place for Led mirror. He did start tiling around the bath area but the tiling was poor and I wasn't happy with it so the walls were taken down so that area needs to be replasterboarded. Also around ceiling in that area will need to be skimmed again. Things left to do :- Plasterboarding around Bath/shower area, waterproofing/tanking, tiling (11.5m2), fit bath, fit vanity units (b&q imandra 600mm drawer unit and imandra toilet unit), fit laminate worktop, counter top basin, fit basin and bath taps, shower. Fit Led mirror and radiator, fit LVF flooring. How much is a fair price to pay for the work he has done so far?
Peter Howell

Peter Howell

Firstly have you asked the fitter how much he thinks is a reasonable amount to be paid Once you have this information in writing with both an amount for labour and materials you can judge if you agree that this is reasonable Personally I would say that a cost of around £150 per day for labour is reasonable plus the cost of any materials You will have to agree an amount to be deducted for any work that was in your opinion unsatisfactory this could be a grey area to agree on I would say that it’s far easier if you can keep things on a professional and fair level without it escalating to a point where you both feel unhappy always best to talk things through with the tradesperson and try and come to an amicable agreement Good luck

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