What to do if I got quoted a price for child care and signed the contract but the price was later changed?

I even paid for the first payment that I was quoted. When I went to pay again the said they misquoted me and only offered to do 25% off a one time thing. It was late Friday I found this out and had no time to find a sitter on Monday and Tuesday because of the weekend was closed. Can they do this to me it would they of had to honor the price they quoted me? I still haven’t found a child care I like and it took me months to just to find them that worked with my price and schedule.

Asked on March 12, 2015 under Business Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A written contract is enforceable: if they agreed in writing to a certain price, legally, they'd need to honor it. Of course, to force them to honor that price if they won't do so voluntarily would require a lawsuit, which can take time and be disruptive, as well as cost money (especially if you hire an attorney to help you).


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