we had our house next door to us renovated and the builder was paid 10,00 at a time,totaling 68,000 he never gave any invoices or receipts, he moved in to the house as a favor from us so he could do his own house up as he knew we needed to get ours completed ready to rent by June. he says he wants his final payment which we have no problem paying once the work has been completed and signed off but it has not been finished and he has now sent us a statutory demand for what he thinks is the final payment of 9,700. during the time he has been living in our house he was paying rent but has now stopped paying for the last 2 months. we are worried they may do some damage in our house as well
We are a small husband and wife company, i am not sure about the statuory demand rather than suing as that came out of the blue on Friday. We do know he is very desperate for money and has other clients looking to sue him for jobs they are unhappy with. We are going to our solicitor for 12pm but as we are unaware of all these things we wanted your help too as a friend has highly recommended your services. Good luck in court
he has not completed all the work so it can get signed off by the building inspector, when you say the demand can be set aside how would this be done? I hope you are habing a great afternoon.
Seeing as nothing was in writing and everything was verbal which we know was our fault and our builder was continually asking for money which means neither of us has proof of what needed paying where do we stand now he is asking for a further £9,270 in the statutory demand. Both the schedule of works for the new build and old build came to £112,000 and so far it has cost us £158,000 is there anything we can do?
1. is the schedule a binding contract?