No written evidence, only verbals.
A portion of the build was for a disabled aunt which they told me they would deal with and asked me to sign a blank form, they later gave me another form, blank again, for my aunt's signature - I don't know how much they claimed as they said it was for them to sort out. She died in November and they told me I would now have to pay VAT on that part of the job (this is implied in their consultant's emails). I phoned HMRC however and they told me that the VAT free status would be honoured. I have reported this to the builder who has not replied on the issue.
Thank you Alex.
The builder asked for quite a few of the payments to be made in cash but I have kept signed receipts for every payment.
The answer is no.
The architect suggested they sign one and provided one (email) but they did not sign it and give it back. I should have chased it but they seemed to together with everything it didn't seem necessary and I let it go. The architect sent a number of emails however on various points, I asked them to liaise with him but they resisted and would only talk to him when he was on site.
I can see now this was a deliberate ploy. I am told they have liquidated many times previously.
The architect emailed me and them a contract to sign. They said they would sign it but it was for me to chase and everything seemed find so I unfortunately left it.
The architect emailed them many times and they resisted responding to him despite my instructions that they should deal with him.
They would only speak to him on site. I now see this as a deliberate ploy.
Thanks Alex. I would rate you as good but haven't quite finished. Not able to send the next bit until tomorrow if that is ok?