Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** 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 : Did you ever agree to the additional charges please or was the work authorised?
Customer: I did not agree in writing to any of the additional charges.
Customer: I sent some letter when disputing other items where the other party states that because I did not query them at the time I've implicitly,accepted them.
Customer: These were listed in an appendix in two tables showing all charges and disputed charges side by side, but I did not explicitly accept the individual items.
Alex Watts : Ok.
Alex Watts : If the contract allows for additional works then they can be charged for.
Alex Watts : If the works were not authorised, agreed or otherwise then they can not chagre for them.
Alex Watts : it is a matter of contract law.
Alex Watts : Only items agreed or specified can be charged for.
Alex Watts : Anything outside of the contract must be agreed separately.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: Just one more thing to clarify: iis there an implied acceptance or should I arrange to review all letters exchanged to ensure I've not inadvertently implied acceptance?
Alex Watts : There is not implied acceptance. You can ask to review all evidence.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify for you?
Customer: Thank you, ***** ***** my question
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