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We have had some building work carried out. The builders seemed

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We have had some building work carried out. The builders seemed to loose interest towards the end of the build. We have spoken with them about a large list of items that were to be completed. The bos came and agreed with the outstanding points and they completed some but by no means all. Since we have also found some of their work has been done really badly, such as the roof tile line can literally be lifted by hand off the roof and damage is appearing downstairs where the floor to the loft room they installed has so much bounce in it. The builder has written to us saying we still owe him a final payment and that he is about to proceed with legal action, although we have contacted him by letter to say things are still outstanding. We originally signed a contract and the amount owing on the contract has been paid in full but he says he is awaiting a final payment still. We do not know what to do as we have been left with a badly finished and seems to be coming apart job and he is still chasing us for more money. He claims he has had to install extra steels but we both signed a contract at the beginning of the build and he subcontracted the job out which we only found out part way along.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

What would you like to know about this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We need to know where we stand with this please. Does he have any case to pursue money from us and could we actually take things up with him legally to get the job finished? We dont want to have a bad mark against our names for owing anyone any money and we want to have the job finished.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
thank you.

Do you accept that you haven't made the final payment?

What will it cost to put this right?