Builder dispute solicitors

Sometimes people find themselves in the unfortunate position during a building project where the work has not been carried out properly by the builder, contractor, or other tradesman. It is important to get advice at a very early stage if this happens and our solicitors have extensive experience with building dispute claims. 

If you think you may have a claim worth over £10,000 and wish to discuss it with us, please telephone our specialist team on 0203 816 9314, or complete our online enquiry form and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. 

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Builder - breach of contract

You may have a breach of contract claim against your builder either under the specific terms of your contract with them, or by them breaching your statutory rights under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 or under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, if the contract was entered into after the 1st October 2015. These are often referred to as construction claims, and are a very niche area of law. Most claims are dealt with by the Technology and Construction Court, which is a specific section of the High Court, with judges that also specialise in these kinds of cases.

These types of claims can range from issues with the quality of the work such as faulty conservatories, to more serious claims such as structural damage being caused to your property. We have also dealt with claims where builders have walked off build projects part way though, despite having been paid.

Bringing a claim against a builder

It is important to act quickly with bringing these claims, and getting expert assistance as soon as possible. We have contacts with various experts that we can engage on your behalf to assess the works and provide reports on the quality of the works. It is important to get reports at an early stage of the case, and before any remedial work has been carried out.

Often with construction claims, one of the key concerns is the solvency of the builder. We will always advise you and assist you, in carrying out investigations into their means, to work out whether they are worth bringing a claim against. 

Whilst we tend to be instructed after a dispute has already arisen, there are various things that you can do before instructing the builder to minimise the chance of a dispute, or to strengthen your case should a dispute arise later on. 

If you think you may have a claim and wish to discuss it with us, please telephone our specialist team on 0203 816 9314, or complete our online enquiry form and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Areas of specialism

  • House construction
  • Self build or renovation disputes
  • NHBC claim disputes
  • Double glazing and conservatories
  • Builders, plumbers, electricians
  • Patios and driveways
  • Structural problems
  • Design issues
  • Disputes with planning permission
  • Neighbour disputes
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