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VIC Can Builder Demand I Take 50% Off My Invoice?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by davidcorstorphan, 26 January 2015.

  1. davidcorstorphan

    davidcorstorphan New Member

    24 January 2015
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    Does a builder have the right under commercial law to tell me to take 50% of my invoice after I have done the job (shower screen) or take the glass back?
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Maybe. Did he complain about the quality of the job? or the materials used (eg wrong type of glasss)?

    Did you quote the job before invoicing?
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  3. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    In the absence of anything relating to the quality of the work or something that was done incorrectly, I would say no. If he didn't obtain a quote from you before you commenced work then one might assume he was prepared to pay standard industry rates (which I assume your invoice reflects).

    Thing is, if you don't he probably won't pay you anything and I doubt the amount of money he is docking is sufficient to justify pursuing legal action to recover it. Also, you may not get anymore work with this guy in the future. I don't know whether that's what you want though in any event.

    If he was to remove the glass and tell you to take it back, this would not absolve him of the obligation to pay you. You have been contracted for services, which you performed and you are entitled to be paid.
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