he has gotten busy with bigger and more lucrative contracts elsewhere.
When you have entered into a contract for work and materials, where the main focus is labour and skill, the law says that the work must be:
In addition, any materials provided as part of the work must:
If there are problems with the standard of work, or the materials used, you will have certain rights.
If work has already started, and there has been some breach of contract by the other side, you would usually be expected to give them the opportunity to rectify the problem. However, if you can justify why they should not be given such an opportunity, for example, if work has been left in a dangerous condition or their work is obviously below-par, you could refuse to do so.
In terms of potential compensation, you may be entitled to that in the following circumstances:
In order to resolve any problems that have arisen, it is generally accepted that you follow these steps:
should we as a next step go to trading standards or court?
You can go to TS at any point, even if you are pursuing a court case. How much they will help remains to be seen as they may not always get involved to a great extent with individuals like in this case but you have nothing to lose by contacting them
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