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Should the client be expected to pay a landscaper for plant costs (cement mixer and whacker plate) if invoiced but not in initial quote?

Sean Saunders, Sean Saunders Painting & Decorating

“I think any decent landscaper would have a mixer and whacker anyway. It should be made clear in the quote that plant cost will be extra. Personally, if I have to hire a tower scaffold I allow it in the quote.”

David Law, Woodwork By David J Law

“A quote should include everything needed to complete a project i.e. all materials, labour and hire equipment. Only when the client adds on extra jobs that need specialist equipment should they expect to pay for this, unless a separate quote is supplied and agreed upon. As Sean says, you would expect that all tradespeople would own the tools/equipment needed to practice their trade. Of course, it is understandable if heavy plant hire is needed but the tradesperson would know this and the cost should be factored into the quote. Again, this is why I always say keep a good email trail to record quotes, invoices and written conversations between both parties particularly as they are legal documentation and a perfect reference to track back on what has been agreed.”

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