Cost to remove backyard oil tank soars to $11K

Homeowner seeks help disputing contractor's charge

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Inman Connect New York | January 29 - February 1, 2019

Q: I had a contractor give me a quote of $2,850 to remove an old oil tank. When they were done, they had ruined my backyard, and their bill was more than $11,000. I feel victimized, but don’t know where to turn. Thanks. –Roger A.

A: Without knowing the specifics of your agreement with the contractor, it’s difficult to imagine how they got from $2,800 to $11,000. However, generically here are my suggestions: