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sorry had to go out, they are trying to get me to accept a final cash payment based on their contractor,s figures.
I dont quite understand the cheaper quote didnt include works recommended by the surveyor?
that is right the cheap quote states they are only doing patch repair, surveyors report states remove all render off the front of the building inspect for damage, repair damaged areas, re render with two coat of cement plaster and re paint.
hi no, am trying to get hold of the original surveyor, they ,i think want to pawn me off with a final settlement figure , should i involve local building control?
Yes you can try that
You need to see whether the work is required or not required
You need to make sure about that.
If the Council do not accept the extra cost then you can issue proceedings on that basis.
You should to write and set out your losses and ask for a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court. Make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they refuse then you can issue proceedings which can be done online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by competing form N1 at: https://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
You will be able to use the surveyor report as evidence to show the Judge that all the work is needed and required
The Court will then issue the claim which will be sent to the Defendant and they will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce it. If the matter is defended it will be set down for a hearing. If the losses are £10,000 or less then it will be a small claim and you do not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to get hold of original surveyor who made a detailed report , I will let you know monday .