Alex Watts : Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX 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 : You need to write and set out your losses and request full payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
Alex Watts : 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.
Alex Watts : 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.
Alex Watts : 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 : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you for your reply what do you surgest we do about the extra works works we under took works that he instructed
Alex Watts : You should include that as part of your overall claim.
That will take it well over the £10,000 .00 to go through the small claims court what happens here
Alex Watts : Over £10,000 you only need representation if it goes to trial.
Alex Watts : Under £10,000 you can represent yourself.
Alex Watts : In short if the matter is defended it will be heard before a judge who will decide.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify?
Yes thank you is this something you could deal with for us ? or recomend someone
Alex Watts : Sadly as much as I would like to I can not accept instructions.
Alex Watts : But you can search for any high street solicitor and they can help.
Thank you again regards XXXXX XXXXX
Alex Watts : Happy to help David. Please remember to leave feedback before you go today.