‘EXTRAS’ often result in fall out. So, understand what ‘extras’ are and make sure any additional items or more costly changes are recorded and signed off by both yourself and your builder.
In fact, it is often the builder’s fault that ‘extras’ are not fully highlighted, such that a client thinks the change has no bearing on cost. So, if any builders are reading this, they should take note that when an ‘extra’ crops up, it must be notified to the client, so that they can expressly agree it, along with any additional costs, in writing.
The person getting work done should be respectful and realise that a quote from a builder is rarely all inclusive and without limits. Changing a WC model can, for example, double the material cost of that item and may involve an increased labour charge.
Nick Snelling is the author of five books including ‘How to Buy Spanish property and Move to Spain – Safely!’ and runs the information site Culture Spain