There are risks for decoration companies to choose

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For decoration companies, it is a matter of course to collect the design deposit, but some less formal companies have made an article on the design deposit and want to make a lot of dirty money. Consumers will fall into their trap if they are not careful

1. Taking the design deposit as a trap

this phenomenon usually occurs in some small or informal decoration companies, whose purpose is only to defraud the deposit. For the first visit of customers, they usually show great enthusiasm, and designers will also communicate with customers patiently, so that customers can safely pay the deposit. But after that, the designer will no longer contact the customer, and every inquiry and urging is perfunctory. Because there is no valid bill for the payment of the design deposit, the customer can only eat Coptis silently. Some decorators even encountered the absurd situation that the company would leave the building empty after paying the money

2. Take design

generally, the design deposit is not refundable, but some designers will hint to customers when persuading them to adopt their own design scheme. If they adopt it, they can deduct the deposit they paid from the design fee as an advantage, otherwise the deposit will not be refunded. Customers often accept the scheme because they don't want to lose the advance deposit. Decoration companies use this psychology of customers to get design fees

3. Take decoration fee

package repair fee is actually similar to package design fee, but it is aimed at the whole decoration project. The decoration company uses the way of collecting the design deposit first to get customers to sign the decoration contract, so as to maximize the interests of the project. However, the reason why the design deposit has evolved into the overlord clause is that it has many defects. Let's see what the normal regulations are:

(1) the deposit should have a receipt explanation

because of the above defects in the design deposit, this money has also become a confused account. If the customer doesn't ask for it, the decoration company doesn't even have any valid bills to give them after collecting the deposit; Even if customers ask, decoration companies usually give only informal charging vouchers, which can not effectively protect the interests of consumers. Consumers should not ignore the importance of charging bills because of the small amount of money or any verbal commitment of the company, otherwise their own interests are likely to be lost

(2) there should be formal provisions for the deposit

in fact, the so-called design deposit is an explanation of the decoration company for this advance payment to the customer. At present, most decoration companies still have no formal provisions for this. The customer has no written basis to rely on, and all of it is the company's oral the final say. Therefore, the real purpose of this money is only a default of both parties. If there is a problem, it can't be explained clearly. Consumers should ask the company to come up with its formal provisions on design deposit, and never trust their oral commitments, otherwise once there is a problem, there is no basis at all

(3) there should be relevant agreements for the deposit

generally, decoration companies do not prepare any relevant agreements when collecting design deposits from customers, and consumers usually do not raise questions about this or ask the company to draw up a relevant contract because of their lack of awareness of protection. Many disputes cannot be properly resolved or consumers suffer losses, often because they do not sign an effective contract with decoration companies. Therefore, when the decoration company requires to collect the design deposit, if the other party has not prepared any relevant contract or agreement, the consumer should have the awareness of protecting their own interests and require the company to draw up the agreement, which should include the conditions applicable to the deposit and dispute handling methods. If the company prevaricates in every way, consumers should choose another one




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