Alex Watts : Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : How much is in dispute and have they given you a written warning to fix or they will get someone else please?
The contract final stage payment is £5500.00 Inc.Vat. There is also a variation to contract order for an additional £2200.00. Within their list of issues (it's not just revolving around work they consider still to complete) is an aspersion that they will be getting an independent to inspect the work and if an element is considered to be sub-standard or they consider needs attention will be undertaken by a third party at our expense. With regard to this we believe it would be our right to offer and address such an issue in any case.
Alex Watts : Sorry I am just on the train,
Alex Watts : Yes you can ask what their intentions are.
Alex Watts : You need to write and set out your losses and request payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy. If they do not pay you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court. The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce. If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Alex Watts : You can demand payment under contract.
Alex Watts : Contract is common law so no statute,
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything about this for you today Petera.
Alex Watts : I meant Peter? (Auto correct)
Hi Alex, sorry about the delay, I was travelling as well. Can I send you their correspondence for you for comment or would that be asking too much.
Alex Watts :
Yes I am happy to help.
Sorry Alex, your offline too often to get dialogue going - I haven't the time.
Alex Watts : I am on and offline. But you have to bear in mind I am a working Solicitor and in and out of court dealing with matters as per my introductory text,
Alex Watts : I am happy to assist you,
Alex Watts :
I am still here waiting to assist.