Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Have you actually paid the invoices yet please?
What was the reason given for the failure to do it right in the first place?
No I have not paid the invoices
Then you do not need to. The Engineer clearly got it wrong.
The engineer is in breach of Section 13 of the Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 by failing to act with all reasonable skill and care.
If they had done it right in the first place then you would not have needed the extra work doing.
Therefore on this basis you should not pay the higher invoices
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hi reason was that he had not done this kind of wrk before and that the architect had sent him a copy of another property that he had done
That is not your fault.
Therefore you do not need to pay it
Ok I have now received a Claim form from the County Court Buiness Centre and I want to put in a counterclaim
Yes. You need to file a defence on the above basis and then a counter claim
There is a Court fee to pay for the counter claim depending on value
But if the whole claim is £10,000 or less it would be a small claim so no lawyers needed
I was delayed 8 weeks and had to pay for equipment rental and the cost of renting accomodation and your legal advice at a cost of £2,058
Ok, you can;t claim legal advice, but everything else you can
But file a counter claim, it will be a small claim
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Thank you very much I will file the ounterclaim your advice was great