Hi there. Yes it does and we have had a pre-mediation meeting and I was moving towards the appointment of a mediator that had been agreed with the builder. I did not read the contract unfortunately
Mediation - 'Subject to article 6, if a dispute or difference arises under this contract which cannot be resolved by direct negotiations,each party shall give serious consideration to any request by the other to refer the matter to mediation'
Adjudication - 'If a dispute or difference arises under this contract which either party wishes to refer to adjudication, the scheme shall apply except that for the purposes of the Scheme the Adjudicator shall be the person (if any) and the nominating body shall be that stated in the contract particulars.
This has now been referred via RICS to an adjudicator of their choice
Is there a formal style of letter that I should use when writing to RICS and are there any specified terms that I should use within the letter ?