Hi all, first post, long time lurker.
I bought a house in Victoria in 2018, first home purchase and I was brand new to the property market, and a "fresh" owner. Soon after I had an electrician come over to install new oven etc. He asked if I wanted to change over the existing lights in the house to LEDs. I thought "why not?". He mentioned there was a Victorian Government Scheme that does this for free, but he mentioned he wasn't sure if I was eligible for it. He quoted me $1100 to change all the downlights from whatever they were (not LED) to LED ones. I agreed.
Fast forward, I am now thinking that I shouldn't have agreed, and should have changed them for free through the scheme. I paid $1100 when I didn't need to. My question is now, I am not sure how the Government scheme works, is there a chance the Electrician could have claimed back something from the Government scheme without my knowledge? In effect, he's gotten paid by the Scheme, and also taken the cash from me? Or if not, either way, is there any way I can get anything back from the scheme now? Can I ask the Electrician to claim that money from the Scheme and get some rebate for me? Or should I just move on?
Thanks for your assistance.