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My house was damaged when the Environment Agency carried out work with heavy machinery very close to my property. They used my land as an access route with heavy diggers, lorries, bulldozers going past for many months. Cracks appeared in my house inside and out. Because they took photos before and after the work they seem to accept responsibility and did arrange to have the cracks mended, but they have opened up again. I was offered a further £500 to repair the cracks again, which I refused as I feel the damage needs more investigating. After I put in a complaint they are visiting me today to discuss this matter and to look at the damage. They have messed me about no end (this has been going on for four years) and if I was a rich person I would sue them. I don't want to accept 'some money', I want my house put right. I'm not sure how I stand legally or what words to use to make sure they behave properly. Can you help me?
Just to add, I shouldn't have started this question in the middle of the night and might fall asleep before you answer! If so I hope I will be able to continue in the morning!
Thank you for your answer. I'm sure you cannot recommend solicitor who would be an expert in this type of case but can you tell me how I can go about finding one? Would this be an expert in 'property litigation' ? And how do I find one that is prepared to work for a conditional fee?