Building & construction disputes

Making extensive changes to your home or business or investing in the construction of other property is a big commitment. Most people require the help of building firms or individual professionals to perform work such as planning, plumbing, wiring, and a host of other skills. If you have become involved in a dispute speak to our specialists for advice on 0203 816 9314 or complete our enquiry form.

Paying for these services creates a contract, even if nothing is in writing. Disputes can arise in a variety of circumstances. For example, the work might not be of the quality that the property owner believes he has paid for, or the work may have taken longer than he believes it should have done.

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Resolving the dispute

The first step should always be an attempt to resolve the disagreement amicably by discussing the problem with the person or firm in question. This can often result in a solution that is agreeable to both sides. However, if you find that you cannot reach a satisfactory conclusion our legal team can help you reach the solution you want. This might be through dispute resolution techniques such as negotiation or mediation, or a claim for breach of contract.
 
Although we understand the value of amicable relations between construction service providers and their clients, we are also prepared to take a strong stance when required. If you’ve been the victim of ‘cowboy builders’, we can help. 
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