QLD Australian Law - Company to Install Dog Door Not Responding?

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pryce_tag

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13 October 2014
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We asked a business to install a doggy door. They dropped the door around for us to look at and we called them several times ( probably three times) since to install the door but they never showed up. We have since had the door installed by someone else but haven't paid for the door. It has been here about a year now. My question is, do I still have to pay for the door after all this time and nil contact from the company?
 

winston wolf

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If you are asking if they send me a bill am I liable? Yes
You asked for the door you got the door you used the door.
 

pryce_tag

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No I don't mean that. Sorry, didn't explain well enough. I am happy to pay if the guy comes back and request the money or sends a bill, but do I need to seek him out to pay? We have tried to get this guy to install the door more than three times and each occasion he didn't bother to show. We then had it installed by someone else and it has been here probably about a year now. My question is, can I get in trouble for not paying for the door, until the contractor asks for the money?
 

winston wolf

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No, its not your responsibility to chase them down.
Morally that's up to you?
 

Tim W

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You agreed to pay.
Assuming you remain both willing to pay and able to pay,
you should pay immediately when asked to do so.

You do have a duty at common law to make a reasonable attempt
to contact the person (or business) to pay the debt.
On that basis, you might attempt to contact them,
say, every three months or so,
if only so that you look good in the event of a future dispute.

Is it possible to just post them a cheque and be done with it?