Hi All, My partner and I have rented out our property over the last number of years, part of this period we lived abroad. We engaged a rental agent under good faith as that was all we had to choose from. We had our real estate agent give his painter the job to paint the ceiling as it had a mould issue. He told us that his painter did a good job so we paid the bill. Now two years later we are given back the keys to find out the paint job was barely carried out. Big area's missed, most of it single coat, wrong gloss, the lot. Both painter and real estate agent have told us not to take any responsibility for the job. To my knowledge the real estate agent is at fault as he did not do a proper inspection of the paint job prior to advising me to pay. We have a signed contract with the property manager (from 6), which has 11.5 that states that he is liable if there is neglect on his part when it comes to appointing a trades person. I have tried contacting a couple lawyers who both told me to pay them $500+ before they can advice on the matter. The QBCC has said it is a job under $3K so also not their responsibility. Anyone here have an educated opinion? Much appreciated! ps. let me know if I forgot any important information.