Q. We have had some building work done via a management company, who organised it through an architect. We originally agreed on a price with the architect (not the builder), but the costs have crept up. We made a second agreement on an increased price, stating quite clearly that this was our limit. These agreements were not contracts, just fax and e-mail, therfore not signed. Now the architect has asked for another 2.5 million ptas, claiming that the builder has asked for this through all the work, we paid the architect, who then paid the builder.
We have already paid for two-thirds of the work, and are to pay the rest on completion of work. Where do we stand legally? Who is responsible, the architect, the mangement company or us?