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I would like to know who I can dispute a price for fixing a pipe leak with or who I could find out a fair cost for the work I had one fixed yesterday and the plumbers bill has come in for $4421.80

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Sorry amount is 3421.80 for pipe and 1.5 hrs work

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No just wanted to see who I could go to to find out a fair price

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Spoke to my insurance co they will only cover 1055 of the bill the amount even after that still seems excessive

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Did you have a written quote from the plumber before they started ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No verbal was part insurance and part owner just want to know who I can go to to see if price charged is correct name of gov body for plumbers fees maybe
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sorry but I don't want to pay more fees I thought it was $5.00 only
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

I do agree with you that the prices may be excessive for the time period of the work done.

In this case what you should do is obtain another quote from a plumber for the same job.

You may have to pay for this quote but it is a good step to do.

If the quote comes in less than what you paid you can raise a claim under the Australian Consumer Law against the plumber.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks for replying please distory my credit card details
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

You are able to remove your details in your members area.

In relation to your important matter of plumbing over charging, I have extended a special offer to talk with you by telephone to assist in raising a claim if you prefer ?

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