Oct 21, 2020 8:45 pm
We are currently organising quotes to put up fencing on our property. We have one neighbour who wants us to pay for the material for both shares of the fence and pay him the professional hourly rate to install the fence. Our neighbour is not an authorised fence installer. We want a professional to install the fencing, but this neighbour is doing everything to trick us into paying him to install the fence. He has even said he would just put it up and we can see the quality of his craft after it is Installed. He has also contacted a local authorised fence installer to have a quote emailed to us. By our neighbour installing the fence, we would waiver our warranty on the materials and labour. So having no benefit to us, this would only benefit him as our money would pay for the materials. He would have to use his time and get a fence for no outlay of money. Has anyone experienced a similar problem, and how was the problem resolved?
Re: Fencing disagreement2
Oct 22, 2020 8:57 am
If you're in Vic, you can contact Disputes Vic for suggestions. Using an unlicensed tradesmen may have other issues such as public/injury liability as well. If nothing else works, you may have to bear the full cost of the fence and get it done.
Re: Fencing disagreement3
Oct 22, 2020 1:10 pm
He is not a licensed tradesman. Just tell him NO, due to public liability.
Sounds like my brother in law. He can apparently build anything but go to his house everything is crap and unfinished. Can't stand these types.
Re: Fencing disagreement4
Oct 23, 2020 10:12 am
If you were to agree to his rather ridiculous proposal he'd have to access your side of the fence so he'd need insurance against possible damage to your property. He'd also need Public Liability Insurance in case of injury to anyone as a result of his work. Once he gets quotes for those two he'll see it's much easier to actually hire someone licenced who already has those insurance and can write the cost off over multiple jobs.
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