I hired a contractor to renovate my restaurant. We signed a contract for $35,700. After work Then, the scope changes, the contractor charges me more than expected. So I want to go back to the original contract. I paid him 90% of total payment and the work is not near completed and delay for 3 weeks already. There are some items being delivered but he charges me more for any reasons e.g. upcharge, surcharge, delivery, lift gate etc. which I have never been told before. Now I pause and want to be clear for every additional fee, but he said I make the work delay and he will charge more $500 per day for delay. Could anyone please give me advise for this situation? Thank you.
You should refer to your contract (hopefully you have one), and let a local attorney review it for you. If the work scope changes contractors usually have a change order that you have to agree to.
Per my colleague, see an attorney who can review your contract and advise you of your rights.
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