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    • Andula
    • By Andula 13th Jun 19, 2:17 PM
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    Letting agent dispute - overcharging for minor work or is this reasonable?
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    • 13th Jun 19, 2:17 PM
    Letting agent dispute - overcharging for minor work or is this reasonable? 13th Jun 19 at 2:17 PM
    I'm having to rent out my family home having moved to a new town but can't buy a place right now. We have had an increasingly bad relationship with our letting agent but we're stuck with them now for 12 months. New tenant has moved in and complained about doors not shutting properly and lock on shed not operational. I think the agents may have inflated the quote out of spite but I'm not sure what is reasonable.

    What do you think is a reasonable quote for planing 2 internal doors and replacing their latches and supply and fit a latch housing on a garden shed. It's a 3 year old house so the doors are very easy to remove, we're not talking 70 year old painted over threadless screws. The company in question is a non-VAT registered (if that's relevant) local property maintenance/handyman.
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    • PurAsc
    • By PurAsc 13th Jun 19, 2:46 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 2:46 PM
    How much have they quoted?
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 13th Jun 19, 3:01 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:01 PM
    A lot of variables there, as nearly always with these sort of questions.
    Where in the country is this?
    How long does the guy have to travel to get there?
    How much time in total quoted?
    And as above, what's the quote?
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Jun 19, 3:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:06 PM
    Screwfix door latches range from 1 to 5.99 + their markup of course
    Shed - not sure what part you are describing but probably similar price so up to 18 parts in total + markup

    Half a days labour (or 2-3 hours) - A quick online search shows day rates may be 200, hourly rate or 20-40/hour.

    The local handyman that my work uses charges a flat 30 hour flat rate to us whatever the job + parts.
    Last edited by Ant555; 13-06-2019 at 3:09 PM.
    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 13th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:50 PM
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6013249
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 14th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
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    • 14th Jun 19, 8:50 PM
    So if we look at time around 1/2 day, 15 in mats, 120 for 1/2 day is cheap especially if they can't fill the rest of the day
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

    You get no BS from me & if I think you are wrong I WILL tell you.
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