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NSW Property Law - Water Damage to the Unit Below - Pay Invoices?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by jackie xie, 28 July 2015.

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  1. jackie xie

    jackie xie Member

    28 July 2015
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    On Oct 2014, I had a water burst in my unit, which caused some water damage to the unit below. They gave me one invoice of carpet drying right after the accident, I payed that invoice immediately. Nearly a year later, now they suddenly give another two invoices of fixing the wall paintings and the cracks on their electronic board, saying they are all resulted from the water damage which happened a year ago.

    The building has been more than 20 years old. I am not convinced that the damage they have described are all from the water leaks and even if they are, I believe the damage might have been enlarged because they did not fix it right after the accident. So my questions is, do I still have to pay those invoices under property law?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Amanda E

    Amanda E Well-Known Member

    9 April 2014
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    What 'evidence' do they have to prove the current damage was caused by your water leak? If there's nothing solid, I would be inclined to dispute the further invoices exactly on that basis - other factors likely contributed over time, rather than it being solely caused by the water damage from 1 year ago.

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