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#1 Judydoll

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:02 AM


A sporting club I am involved in has had some work done for it by a trades person some time ago and have yet to be billed for it.  The club is worried as to how long it has been since the work was done.  Repeated requests for an account have gone unanswered.  They have the money set aside (an amount that was originally quoted) and would obviously like to get the matter cleared up so they can move on to other improvements/fundraising for new equipment.   The longer it goes on the more worried we are that the bill may double triple etc in amount.  

So my question is:  Is there a time limit to the issuing of bills?  

#2 Jembo

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

My understanding is there isn't a time limit for issuing bills as such, if you have received a service you are still liable to pay it.  However they cannot collect the money from you if has been 7 years (I think that is still the debt collection time).

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

I was told by Eastlink it was 12 months.  Remember it is the 23rd Jan, alot of tradies and trade businesses take from Christmas to Australia Day off. So if you had the work done in say November, and they were unable to get you the invoice before they closed, and are now closed for the Jan period it would account for why you are still waiting and calls are going unanswered.

#4 Judydoll

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

ok thanks.  The work was done approx 2 years ago after flooding went through the club house.

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

It could be that they have someone on call but are on a limited staff in the office or whoever does the paperwork/books.  I would start to hassle once school has gone back and everyone is back into work mode.

#6 JustBeige

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

I would be calling my Dept Of Fair Trade or Consumer Affairs and finding out exactly what their rights are and what your rights are and what action you can take.  ie: just send them a cheque in payment based on the quote.  

If you can legally do that, I would send it via Bank Cheque or Money order,  not club cheque,  that way if they dont bank the silly thing its not going to impact the club

#7 ~sydblue~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

Send them one last formal letter asking for the details so you can pay the account.
Oh and send it registered post, so you know whether or not they got it.

Edited by ~sydblue~, 25 January 2013 - 08:52 PM.

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