During the installation process I had to seal everything with high grade silicone, I would have to hire specialist equipment again to lift the 200kg of glass off the frame (not even sure this is possible as the glass is now bonded to the frame). so in essence the entire structure including the glass would have to be replaced. this will cost way more than the amount I am witholding.
How should I respond to the county court claim?
yes but that requires time...I have been locked into a process to respond to the claim within 14 days. Is it enough justification to argue that what they supplied me is not what is depicted in the images shown on their website?? what about the verbal explanations they provided me, does that count for anything...I do not want to deal with this by myself, how can I escalate to a court where a solicitor can represent me? I understand, in a small claims court my legal costs are not covered by the other party if they lose the case, so I would want them to cover all costs incurred, how do i go about doing this?
I suppose I will have to cover the costs of the surveyor and then all remedial works to have the installation corrected? If that ends up costing more than I am witholding, who pays?
what is the likelyhood of winning my case based on what I have described thus far?
Sounds good, only problem is there is no way for me to attach photographic evidence to my defence and that is pivotal to my argument
Alex, Thanks for your help, is there any way you could provide your email address so I can send you a draft of my defence...Promise I won't bother you any further than that!
Hi Alex, Sorry for the delay, I have sent you an email. Thanks
Hi Alex, I am continueing to have email negotiation with the suppplier, I hope to resolve this amicably, however I am adamant regards ***** ***** on this matter. I need more time to prepare all the details because I simply have not had enough time, very busy preparing for a business trip and trying to complete my build. I will prepare all the neccessary documents and forward my defence to you via email.
In the mean time I have today, submitted an acknowledgement of service. The claim was issued on the 3rd of November.
Hi Alex, Sorry it's ta***** *****er than I expected, I am currently out of the country on a business trip so it's been a little slow for me to get my response drafted. However I have collected all the supporting evidence and will prepare a response later today.
Hi Alex, I sent you an email last night.
Hi Alex, Just sent you an email.