I quoted £1100. She wants to lower the scaffold for painting for a cost of £250 and wants me to pay half. SO I would working for £975. I asked if it was necessary and that she should ask the scaffolders if they thought it necessary and she replied- their opinion is irrelevant. She wants me to sign a H and E form after inspecting the scaffold. She is becoming a pain. I have dealt with enough idiots in my short limited experience to start to feel put off. But the painting must be done in early July so think she'll have a hard time getting anyone else. I will say thanks for concern in lowering scaffold but my quote of £1100 still stands as I think it's a reasonable price unless I finish the job in five days or less then it will be reduced. I think it will take two weeks. And will also state that due to other work commitments can only do four days a week from Monday to Saturday. If she's still happy for me to do the job on those terms then I am happy to sign her forms.
Also, when I first planned to go round for a quote they said not tonight I am watching the football and their fascia boards being taken down are asbestolux. I pointed this out not her. She just kept saying they were not a dangerous type of asbestos. She obviously wouldnt have mentioned it if I hadn't.
Not good, a customer dictating terms.
I suppose it depends on whether you could work off ladders if the scaffold wasnt there, but as it is maybe it would save a bit of time. However thats irrelevant, your quote is the price for the job, its not as though she has said, I dont want that wall done now -your work content is the same.
I would be wary, you have now said the price coudl be lower, so youve given her a reason to automatically ask for a discount.