Not Paying a Contractor

Published: Monday 2 September 2019

Can we decide not to pay a contractor if we are not happy with his/her work?

This is not as straight forward as Strata Committee’s and Strata Managers may like. It is illegal to not pay for work that has been performed under the Security of Payments Act.

So what can your Owners Corporation do to manage this issue if it arises? There are notices that can be issued under this legislation – within a legally set time frame. You will need to pay a sum, but also you need to justify the contractor what amount you won’t be paying.

For more information in how to avoid your Strata being referred to the Adjudicator – read page 2 of Issue 28 of our Strata Newsletter for March 2019.

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