We can assist with claims against builders and constructors
We have a great deal of experience with litigation for construction problems. There are good builders and there are bad builders. Sometimes the mistakes by bad builders need a lawyer to push the situation. Otherwise the problem is never going to get resolved and the clients cannot enjoy their property.
These can be defects caused by poor construction or errors, such as cracks, water leaks, property movement. However, lawyers are not experts in building and construction. Thus we need an architect/surveyor to make a report to identify the mistakes and to allow a compensation to be calculated regarding litigation for construction problems .
Judges are not builders either so they need to be provided with all the necessary information using architects and technical experts. As with every court case, the final sentence will be based on the evidence presented in the trial.
It is best, therefore, unless absolutely necessary, that problems are not fixed prior to contacting a builder or constructor with the claim for recompense. However, if it is essential that the work must be fixed, then all professional invoices must be kept. Of course, no jobs should be done for cash. As this is illegal, and they cannot be claimed in Court either.
If a builder refuses to rectify their mistakes when they receive a legal letter, then Court is the only option. Expenses will vary on the amount of the potential claim and generally will be reimbursed, if the case is successful.
Compensation will be based on the value of the damage, or the amount spent on repairs. Clients should bear in mind, a Court case can take a while.
It depends on which Court it is allocated to and how busy they are. We can only act for cases in our local area.
If you have any problems with properties which appear to be due to poor construction, please contact us for assistance.