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i employed an upholsterer to repair my sofa he restitched my

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i employed an upholsterer to repair my sofa he restitched my seam charged me £65 and within 8 days it came apart again he is very difficult to get hold of I did not employ him direct he was sub contracted by the original firm I phoned I have been trying to get hold of him, he contacts me very infrequently last time he asked me for my e.mail address he has not used it since it is always me that has to contact him , he keeps referring me to the receipt to the terms and conditions on the back but honestly he only gave me a scrap of hand written paper which just stated £65 paid,unfortunately I have lost that I feel I have gave him enough chances to rectify the situation and have repaired it myself as the tear was getting worse where do I stand should I just forget it and put it down to bad experience
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question and welcome.

My name is AJ and I will assist you.

I would not necessarily ignore this. It is not worth going to court over, quite simply because it is only for £65 and you will waste more time and money.

What I suggest you do is write to him and say to him that if he does not rectify the situation and actually come and do the repair properly you reserve the right to make a complaint to trading standards

In the mean time if he does refuse to communicate, go and ask another upholsterer to do the job and keep the receipt. If you can ask the new upholsterer to explain why the stitching breaks. if you want to wait for Trading Standards to investigate you can then use this receipt to prove you have suffered a loss.

Kind regards