Within Fixflo, you are able to perform actions on behalf of other parties, for example contractors. There may be occasions whereby you instruct works to a contractor profile to carry out a repair, but upon them attending the property, they realise the problem is greater than the initial report suggested.
In this instance, the cost may now fall outside your works authorisation limit that was provided to the contractor, and instead requires quotations for the landlord's approval before the work can start..
When instructing a contractor you can highlight in the quotation notes whether the job is to only visit the property for the purpose of a quotation and that no work should be carried out. .
Following the visit, the contractor will get an email instructing them to mark the job as completed. Instead of marking the job as completed, they would select Provide quote instead from their Next steps section:
This will then show the contractor the following warning message:
If they proceed, the system will take the contractor to the quotation screen where they can enter their quotation and add any documentation.
The issue will then come back to the property manager to progress the repair from here: