You should get this done and this will set out who is at fault. This will then give you an idea of the cost to put right and forms your loss
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund 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 refund 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. You can then use that surveyor report in Court should it become necessary to show the Judge about the problems the builder caused.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
In terms of other damage to the sink etc this forms part of your loss.
In terms of damage you need to get quotes for fixing that, but the surveyor can pick up on all the faults in the same report
Does that clarify the position for you?
He should take reasonable steps
But obviously he can not be expected to make it more secure than the property was before
But should take reasonable steps to make sure the property is secure
He should take reasonable steps to make sure the property is secure.
If not then he should employ a security guard
Does that clarify for you?
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