If you are renting out your property, your property is likely to need maintenance from time to time. You may consider a handyman or woman to do the “easy jobs” like replacing tap washers or taps, repairing or replacing leaking toilets and cisterns as a good low cost alternative to engaging a licensed contractor.
However, when hiring someone to do any plumbing work, you must make sure they hold a current licence. Only a qualified and licensed plumber and/or drainer can legally undertake repairs such as but not limited to:-
- Replacing tap washes or taps
- Repairing or replacing leaking toilets and cisterns
- Repairing or replacing a hot water service
- Repairing water leaks
- Clearing or repairing blocked sewer lines
Any person doing plumbing repairs for a payment who is not suitably licensed is breaking the law and can be fined $1,100.00. If the person engaging them does so knowing that the work can only be undertaken by a suitably licensed plumber, that person is also breaking the law and can be issued with the same fine.
At Everingham Solomons, we can assist you with your property queries because Helping You is Our Business.
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