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Offline wombles

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how long are we liable for leaks?
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »
Example; You contract to XYZ housing company . 2 years after the place has been handed over, and lived in by many as it is a rental, the bath waste leaks. Who is responsible? Where is it written in law etc etc etc


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Re: how long are we liable for leaks?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 03:35:25 PM »
hi Wombles, I would say a one year guarantee on labour would be in line with suppliers and consumer guarantee act but its up to you. I recently had a leaking P. Cocks cyl leaking after 3yrs, even with a 10year guarantee they only covered the labour to remove and replace for one year, clients are not happy as nothing done to fix it yet. I went around to make sure it was not an install problem and that was my only input. If it had been my work at fault I would have fixed it without charge but it depends on the client whether you would do that or not, cheers

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Re: how long are we liable for leaks?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 08:18:09 AM »
Whose to say one of the tenants hasn't had the waste apart. I deal with issues like this on a case by case basis but remember Nick Smith said he would hold any tradesperson accountable if the work and materials weren't fit for purpose so is there a time limit on it? Who knows?

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Re: how long are we liable for leaks?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 08:46:29 PM »
Wondering about how long you need to warranty work for, check the attached document B2 durability.

Includes drainage up to 50 years!
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