Apartment, light behind bathroom mirror broken, body corp to fix?

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  1. PropJim

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    I have heard of cases where, bathroom tiles required fixing and the body corp look care of that as it is part of the original building fixture and also it wasn't occupant damage.

    Can anyone offer thoughts about my bathroom mirror lights? its the LED belt behind the round mirror. hard to get to, I don't even know how to reach it.

    I was considering airtasker, and the sparky said its $500 job as they need to remove the mirror, replace the lights and reinstall the mirror. I unsure whether the price is reasonable.

    I am owner occupier
     

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  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you the owner, or a tenant?
     
  3. PropJim

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    owner occupier
     
  4. The Y-man

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    Probably not - the main test is whether it would be covered under building insurance (NOT building and contents)

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  5. Trainee

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    Then get a couple more quotes.
    Unlikely to be a body corp issue.
     
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    Insurance doesn't always precisely align - it probably is covered under strata insurance.

    Hopefully since it is offset from the wall it is easy to take off.
     
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    You are responsible for everything from the tiles in.
     
  8. wylie

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    Why not just forget the light? I wouldn't want to pay $500 to fix it. It looks ok without the light behind.
     
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    It's a light, never heard of the OC covering replacement.

    It more than likely fits over a pair of clips so could be easily lifted upwards and off. If the LED has failed, then you might just for without.
     
  10. PropJim

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    no other light source. dumb design.
     
  11. Trainee

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    If it costs $500 to fix, though, you might want to get a quote on installing some downlights.
     
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  12. PropJim

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    ohh i didn;t think of that...maybe its i saw no wires on bathroom ceiling.
     
  13. The Y-man

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    Gee whiz that's a pain.

    Hope there's a GPO behinds the mirror and it isn't like just straight wire into the unit!

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  14. PropJim

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    really doubt it...i mean judging by the way they made this dumb design decision...i do not believe they would have been bothered to install GPO when building this apartment. think its coming up to 7-8 years.