My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: CA
I live in an hoa. Limited by the number qualified vendors we can use.
I hired a plumber to replace a leaky showerhead
Long story short. They billed me for 1.5 hr of labor at 140 an HR then another 150 for the part. (Cartridge)
The most expensive cartridge of the same brand sold at home depot's was 60.
They did not disclose the price of the part. I should have asked. I was told the part price includes a mark up and they had to go acquire it themselves and that they didn't bill me for that time.
When I told the laborer's mgr over the phone that there was now that I was paying 150 for this plastic cartridge the guy cussed at me and told his guy to leave. (They came this morning but got into an argument due to the fact they couldn't find the common water shut off and he agreed to leave without charging me)
He refused to send a breakdown of an invoice and listed the total amount labor + part. Claims he quoted me both which is false and threatens to put mechanical lien on my property.
What are my rights? I offered to pay for the labor 140x1.5 plus 100 for the part and another 10 for the booking fee that was disclosed disclosed time of booking. Total of $320 vs 365 of his total bill.
What are my rights. What's the due process or they can put a hold without due process?