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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2016

If I paid for supplies should the worker leave them when he is done

Hello, my question is in regards to material purchased. I paid for all the material to remodel my bathroom and when the job was done the worker took the remaing material. I feel it should have been left that so? Thank tou

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You are absolutely right - of course minor cutoffs and such would commonly be disposed of as waste, but unused sheets of material, partial boxes of tile, etc he should have asked if you wanted it left or disposed of - in the latter case he could then take it and use it on another job, basically as salvage from your job - but only if you agreed.

Especially with customer-paid left-over plank flooring, siding, tile, paint, significant sized carpet cutoffs or roll remnants, etc should be left for future repair work unless the homeowner specifically says they do not want them.

Of course, there might be an argument about who paid for what - but if you paid for it - directly or reimbursed to him - then there have to be invoices to show what was bought, and what was used onthe job can be measured.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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