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How long ago did you buy it? Also, was it a private or trade sale?
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Many thanks for your patience. In the circumstances you would be looking at a potential negligence claim. You would be arguing that the electrician’s work fell below the standard expected of a reasonable electrician in his position and that as a result he caused you losses or damages. However, when the court looks at whether his actions were negligent they would consider what someone with the same level of knowledge and skills would have done in the same position. For example, if the work required someone specifically trained in the electrics of this particular make or model and he did mot have these, a court would consider whether someone with the same knowledge and skills would have done a much better job of it. If his work clearly fell below the reasonable standard of someone in that position then the could indeed be a negligence claim here. However, you may not be able to claim for lost wages because a court wild expect you to have minimised such losses, so for example you would have been expected to get a replacement van. Whilst you may have been able to claim for the costs associated with such hire, it would have reduced your losses overall and you would have just been claiming for the hire charges rather than the lost wages. Regardless of any of this you are still able to take this to the small claims court if you wanted to, just ensure the overall claim is kept below £10,000 for it to get to the small claims court.
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Yes it certainly can, if it goes to court you may need something like that anyway
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