Australia's leading provider of affordable DIY legal kits
Call our Customer Care Specialists on 1300 728 200
   

Legal Forum

Welcome to the FREE AussieLegal Forum

This FREE legal forum is supported by participating lawfirms in your local area.
The information contained in this public forum, and any comments made by the administrators, it's appointed mediators, or members of the public are of a general nature and may not be regarded as financial or legal advice in any way. We recommend that you seek formal advice from a practicing solicitor or licensed financial advisor regarding your particular situation. By registering to use this forum you meet the above criteria and agree to abide by all of the above rules and policies.

To be sure we provide you with the most relevant information to your state, please let us know which state you your legal matter resides in:

ACT  NSW  NT  QLD  SA  TAS  VIC  WA  

AussieLegal recommends this law firm:

  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Secondary House Fire

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Pauly123 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 20/July/2017
Location: Australia
Posts: 1
  Quote Pauly123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Secondary House Fire
    Posted: 20/July/2017 at 21:43
Looking for advice ! The rental property we were living in caught fire 5 weeks ago and we lost absolutely everything.
Cause of fire ! Our neighbour was charging car battery in garage where he also stored his business products as a distributor for a company ( chemicals, flammables etc) .
The battery in car exploded causing his garage/house to catch fire and all contents.
Properties were on a zero lot boundary, meaning our carport was only 20-30cm away from his garage. The side of his garage that ran along side our carport also had 3 large window openings covered with lattice (no glass). Once fire took hold in his garage flames were coming out through the windows and could not go up but only sideways therefore setting our house on fire. We also had 3 family pets perish in fire.
We were under insured by approx. $50,000 and paid a settlement within 5 days.
Properties are in Brisbane Queensland.
Questions,
1) Can we sue his insurance for balance of our contents ?
2) Are zero lot boundaries allowed to have window openings to side of property ( been advised only if boundaries are 1.5 metres apart)

3) His business was not registered or insured at time of fire. Does this make it illegal ?
4) Only fire protection he had available was a fire blanket ( No signage of dangerous and or flammable chemicals) Is this illegal ?
5) We have had health issues and loss of wages due to this event, can we make claim for this ?
6) Do we attempt to make claim due to neighbours negligence ?

 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Want to save money?

Check out our list of do-it-yourself legal kits.

Need formal advice?

Let us help you find a lawyer who specializes in your particular area of law.

Need further information?

Visit our legal forum where you can ask questions and search for similar topics.