A Scottish local authority has invoiced me for work done to my property in a shared block more than 5 years after the work was completed but claim the Statute of Limits legislation does not apply because the work was not 'signed off' with the contractor until a year after completion. Is this a valid argument?
In 2009 Aberdeen City Council undertook repairs in the '4 in a block' set of flats. As the only owner-occupier and therfore in a minority I was opbliged to pay for 1/4 of the works done. I accdpted this in principle. The estimated costs at the time were intimated to me in June 2009 as £7222. That was the last communication from them until November 2014 when they said they were going to send out an invoice in January, which they did. The work was completed in September 2009.
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With respect to your first sentence, is there any paragraph in the legislation or case law to suport that interpretation?