Who arranges skip?

My landscaper/gardener is due to start in a week and I’ve asked if the skip used will need a permit. After a little investigation it appears I do need it and the company must have £10m public liability minimum. The guy has suggested I phone local companies to see who can provide as his liability is £5m. I then asked if the skip was part of the cost as I had believed it was. He said yes it is. But I feel he should be arranging this and not me. And I am not comfortable arranging a skip in my name (he hasn’t specifically mentioned this but wouldn’t surprise me now) when it would be him paying for it. Presumably they would want money up front anyway. I’m sensing a red flag. Can someone please provide some perspective for me...

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MiTTON services
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hi if you have arranged with in the price all waste included in price then the contractor should arrange for the skip to be delivered and collected when full NOT the customer.
27th Aug 2018
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Drivestyle building and groundworks
8 Reviews, 100% Positive
With all our jobs we arrange all skips that are needed we sort out all payments and it is always included in the price, just be careful because who ever hires the skip is liable for what waste is placed in it and the over loading off it
3rd Sep 2018
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NP builders
7 Reviews, 100% Positive
No problem ..he is right if skip is not on your property (ie road) then permit required from council and skip provider will provide lights..then no insurance required by householder.
6th Oct 2018
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SOS Buildings UK Ltd
18 Reviews, 100% Positive
Good afternoon
I am always discussing this beforehand with client and usually owner is arranging the skip and the skip company never asked for public liability of labourer.
Chose smaller local companies.
If need help please. Do. Not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you
Daniel
18th Oct 2018
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Harpersandsons
5 Reviews, 80% Positive
Definitely him. It's up to him to price it in to the job.
8th Nov 2018
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The cost and arrangements of waste disposal ie skip should be in the cost of the job and arranged by the tradesman not the customer is all part of the quote/job
23rd Nov 2018
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Myter Property Services
5 Reviews, 80% Positive
You don't even need public liability to order a skip this is completely the wrong the information. You shall need a permit if the skip is not on your property and on a public footpath/road. But all costs are down to the builder and should be included in their original price given.
18th Nov 2018
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alchemy gardens
0 Reviews
The Landscaper should provide any skips or grab hire this is not down to the client.
29th Dec 2018
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P&HM
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes he should sort skip out unless he stated otherwise when u got quote if the skip is coming when builders not there he should leave the skip money with you as you have to pay on arrival of skip
24th Nov 2018
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you usually pay for a skip on collection, although if it's included in the price ask your tradesman to arrange it
14th Jan 2019
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Open air landscape
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
A permit is required only if the skip is on the road, if on a driveway you do not need a permit and usually the skip should be arranged by the gardener/landscaper. The contractor would usually have a skip company he uses on jobs when required. Skip companies do take upfront payments which your gardener should pay for.
9th Feb 2019
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AppleBY maintenance
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
We arrange all rubbish removal
2nd Feb 2019
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The customer hires out a skip but this all depends on how much waste removal there is and what rubbish is the skip used for.

However, if customer wanted myself to arrange skip hire then I would do so and invoice them the cost of it.
15th Mar 2019
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