My builder engaged his painter to paint the interior and exterior of my home (a contractor painter). My builder assured me he was licensed as I couldn't find him on the register (I just thought I didn't have his proper name). I've paid $19,000 and all he has done is paint the skirting, cornices, walls and ceiling. I looked him up again as I am not happy with the standard of work. I found out that his company was deregistered in April!!
I'm sure I will not get my money back from the painter as he cannot lie straight in bed with all the porkies he tells about why he couldn't turn up to work and lots of other things. It's been a saga.
Have I got any recourse against my builder or some other avenues to recoup some of my money?