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He contacted sub-contractors Maintenance1st to demand the work was redone and discovered they had charged just £412.50.

Wtf? Just £412.50. :blink:

£25 is about fair.

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Wtf? Just £412.50. :blink:

£25 is about fair.

By the sounds of it it was one of those sensor flood-lights.

So to be generous, £60 parts, £40 labour.

For £412, I'd expect 3 days solid graft out of an electrician plus materials. That's one hell of a floodlight that needed that much rewiring, maybe he rewired it all the way to his second property, to let him know when his slaves were crossing the threshold.

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By the sounds of it it was one of those sensor flood-lights.

So to be generous, £60 parts, £40 labour.

For £412, I'd expect 3 days solid graft out of an electrician plus materials. That's one hell of a floodlight that needed that much rewiring, maybe he rewired it all the way to his second property, to let him know when his slaves were crossing the threshold.

It said on the news earlier that the actual light fitting would cost about twenty quid.

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I just don't understand why people use them - they are consistently poorly reviewed

Because you as a renter are not the customer. They do well for their actual customers, the landlord.

If they get enough of the market then there really isn't a great deal you can do about it. I'm not saying it's impossible to avoid them, but by doing so you are reducing an already small market.

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Because you as a renter are not the customer. They do well for their actual customers, the landlord.

It's a landlord complaining about them in this story.

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Because you as a renter are not the customer. They do well for their actual customers, the landlord.

If they get enough of the market then there really isn't a great deal you can do about it. I'm not saying it's impossible to avoid them, but by doing so you are reducing an already small market.

The landlord complained

if you look at their reviews, they are vilified from both ends, buyer/seller/landlord/tenant

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It's a landlord complaining about them in this story.

The landlord complained

Point still stands. It's about market penetration, why do landlords bother doing anything other than putting an add in the local newsagents?

In an environment know for it's cut throat and lying practices then the one doing it most gets the prizes.

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In an environment know for it's cut throat and lying practices then the one doing it most gets the prizes.

Name somewhere that isn't. We live in a dreadful world run by dreadful people.

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What do landlords expect if they use estate agents/third parties to do their maintenance for them??

a lot of landlords don't manage their own properties/are absent/abroad/working full time at something else

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