I would tell the builders (do itin writing) that you allowed this on the strict understanding that it wouldtake three weeks. It has now been nine weeks and the delay is unacceptable andis causing you inconvenience and because the weather is now deteriorating, andyou wanted to get a patio laid during the good weather, you anticipate asubstantial loss. Tell them that they must remove the scaffolding within thenext 48 hours or you will arrange to have it removed yourself and bill them forthe costs of removing it and for storing it.
Tell them that as an alternative,you are prepared to act the set the sum of (£500?) On the strict understandingthat the scaffolding is removed completely by X date, that any damage is madegood at their expense, and that if the scaffolding is in place for a longerperiod than that, they will pay you compensation in the sum of (£25?) per daythereafter.
Tell them that you require thepayment of £500 immediately.
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