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Loft conversion disputes

Loft conversions are an extremely popular way to find more usable space in the home, rather than dealing with the expense and stress of moving to a larger property. Some loft conversions also don’t require planning permission, which can make them a great way to expand your home to meet your changing needs with the minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, sometimes loft conversions don’t always turn out as planned, and there can be a dispute between the builder and homeowner. This might be concerning the cost or standard of the work that has been carried out.

Loft conversion disputes can be really difficult to deal with and when it’s concerning something as important as your home, things can be very stressful and sometimes the relationship between homeowner and builder can break down. Our experienced dispute resolution team can help with navigating the situation with the aim of securing the best possible outcome from the circumstances involved. Call us on 0161 696 6178.

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What causes loft conversion disputes with builders?

Every situation is different but one of the most common causes of disputes between homeowners and loft conversion builders is if the scope of work changes after the cost of the project has been agreed. Sometimes this may be because of unforeseen issues with the build that can mean more work is needed than originally thought, and other times the homeowner might change their mind about some aspects of the conversion once the building work has already started. These are both things that can have implications for cost and project timescales, which can be a bone of contention if things deviate from what was originally agreed. Another type of dispute is where the homeowner doesn’t think that the standard of the work carried out is what they were promised and therefore don’t want to pay the full amount due for what they consider to be a bad or messed up loft conversion.

Whatever the reason for the dispute, this type of situation can be disruptive to your daily life and stressful on many levels. Our expert loft conversion dispute solicitors can help to resolve the dispute with your builders. We can take over the communications and use our experience to try and achieve the best possible outcome for you.

We can offer specialist advice both before you embark on a loft conversion, to help minimise the chances of a dispute arising later during the project, and we can also assist you in the event that you and your builders do disagree on things and cannot resolve the situation on your own. It is in everyone’s best interests to sort out loft conversion disputes quickly, so that you can move forward from the problems and start enjoying your newly improved home.

Get in touch for free initial advice on resolving builder disputes by calling 0161 696 6178.

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