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You should also add that you will be seeking to recover your legal costs as a result of the breach and also you seek to claim 8% interest on the sums claims pursuant to Section 69 of the County Courts Act 1984
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
I would like to know:1. whether making a compensation claim is appropriate as I have done it.
2. the amount (50k) is reasonable or not?
3. if the allegations i am making in the letter appropriate or not?
4. i would also like to claim the £50K from the landlord (the solicitor's father) separately. will that be okay?
5. if okay, under what Act can I make such claim? (money spent on work that should have come out of the landlord's pocket instead)
1. Yes compensation is appropriate.
2. If you can justify £50,000 then yes it is reasonable.
3. As long as you can justify the allegations you are fine.
4. It would need to be a joint claim
5. It would be breach of contract
Does that help?
Re point number 4:Aren't the landlord and solicitor separate parties? If I make a joint claim, do I address my letter to both of them?Also, because the solicitor represented me lease, can he represent the landlord once i start a dispute with the landlord?
Yes they are separate. You would need to address a letter to them both.
The Landlord wont be able to represent the Landlord in this dispute
But if I address both of them jointly, the solicitor will represent himself anyway right? So the landlord gets covered too in that process. Am I right?
Yes but not by the same Solicitor.
They need two letters
The Solicitor wont be able to represent the Landlord in the proceedings he faces
So, you are saying its a joint claim - but the proceedings are separate of them?
Correct. Does that make sense?
Trying to make sense
So if any one party pays up, dispute will be closed of them?
Okay it makes sense
Can I clarify anything else ?
Lastly, is there anyway I can make a different claim to the landlord?
If it arises out of the same facts then you need to claim against both as a joint claim
Its cheaper that way as only one set of proceedings
The dispute or claim that I intend to make from the solicitor is
You dont have you sue the Solicitor and Landlord, you could just sue the Landlord if you want
Thats why I wrote - compensation inconvenience, lost time, financial suffering, distress, and opportunity cost.
Not the money I have spent on building the premises
Yes of course.
If you want two claims, then by all means do that
I want to, but only if this seems legitimate/reasonable
Like you said the facts are the same
Of course, I think it does given the circumstance.s
But I would issue against both on one claim
thank you very much
Can I help with anything else today?
If you could refer me to the 8% interest claim that you mentioned?
Section 69 County Courts Act 1984
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