VIC Hot water faulty on settlement what are my rights please

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    If we bought a house and on final inspection the hot water was off and we were told that the owner turned it off to save money . The pilot or hot water system might b faulty then what are our rights as with a family we need hot water ASAP
     
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    If you need hot water asap then you have the right to call an emergency plumber.
     
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    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    If you refuse to settle until it is fixed, it will most likely get fixed very quickly (but not necessarily).
    I'd personally try that avenue first.
     
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    Errr how do u know it’s faulty? Not owners responsibility to have hot water on.
     
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    Justine77,.''if'' you were to follow the normal on the check-list then for me the HWS would be the first to tick off the list and having the system in shut down mode would be like a red flag to a young bull..
    The only way is employ a P/B report within the 14 days contract period and have it sorted then and have a Legal Team that knows what they are doing ..good luck..
     
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    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    Who can we find out from re rights pls as we asked about this b4 settlement but now it’s after settlement
    We were possibly lied to as there r parts we r finding showing they know it was faulty
     
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    Youre sweet out of luck if you've settled

    Period
     
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    Pretty much that.
    It read to me as though she might not have settled yet, but given she has (why?), it's down to thebum's suggestion.
     
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    Did the contract warrant that all plumbing was in working order?
    Did your building and pest inspection test the system and find that it was working?

    If it's yes to either of those then it has to be working at settlement. But it is up to you to test and notify that it's not working at presettlement inspection. It's easy enough to turn back on at the inspection.
     
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    It may work fine. Turn it on and see if it heats up. Some people turn off HWS, power and even water fearing a charge while its vacant. That wont even need a plumber. Many property faults wont be evident until you live there.
     
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    why did you settle then?
     
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    Also be aware that if it's a storage tank HWS or a heatpump system it will need quite awhile to heat up if you are used to having an instantaneous system