When you accept a quote or job cost from the tradesperson, you pay them directly for the job. Builderscrack doesn’t hold payment or deposits on behalf of the tradesperson.
Here’s a few tips for managing your payments to the tradesperson;
- Your tradesperson may ask you to pay a deposit for your job, this is generally around 10% of the job value. We’d advise against paying large deposits or the full invoice before work has been completed.
- If your job is larger in scale and will take time to complete, agree a payment schedule with your tradesperson. When each payment is due, ensure that the each payment stage reflects the work that has been completed.
- It’s not uncommon for additional work to be discovered by your tradesperson or for homeowners to change the requirements of the job once work gets started. Your tradesperson should advise you of the additional tasks required and what this will mean to your budget.
- Builderscrack charges a success fee to the tradesperson when they secure your job, it is against our terms and conditions for this to be passed onto the homeowner – if you encounter this, please let us know.
- Ensure you have a copy of all your invoices and keep a record of your payments.
- Make a note of when payments have been issued and for the work they cover within the Builderscrack ‘interact’ function. By communicating using Builderscrack you will have a permanent digital record of what has been discussed and paid.
For jobs worth under $30,000 including GST, a contract is not required but can be very useful. For more detail on contracts read this post.