Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
For now please let me know whether the landlord knew about the 'breach' in 2002?
But the old Landlord new that you had an automated door?
Does the agreement allow for inspection on breach?
What is it you want to acheve?
Yes, limitation can only be overcome by fraud. Its been there for so long he cant just come in and damage the property.
You need to write and set out your losses and request compensation within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not compensate you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes your counter notice is till valid. No you do not have to accept mediation.
If its a small claim then they and you cant claim costs. Limitation Act wipes out breach yes.
You could seek for half, yes. Does that clarify?
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