Gutter replacement

Hi everyone. I live in a Glasgow Tenement. At the street level is a pharmacy and then above this my property and then one more above mines.

The bills get split 50% paid by the Chemist, 25% myself and the same for neighbour above.

The gutters at the back of the building need done. Neighbour put a quote through for £1100 which I agreed to. He then came back and said it will now be £2000 as different scaffolding will be required.

This is for about 15 feet of guttering and a new facia board and the scaffolding. I asked why the change in price after the first quote and he said that different scaffolding is needed for health and safety reasons.

Does anyone know if this sounds accurate? I don't want to doubt my neighbour but equally I don't want to subsidise his share of the bill.

Many thanks for any advice.


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  • chunkytfg wrote: »
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    Hello, yes I have been given a quote for £1100 then when I agreed I have been handed a revised one for £2000. The contractor can put whatever amount on a quote as he is only dealing with 1 of the 3 parties involved.
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