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Jo this is becoming more and more relevant. The Scaffolding is necessary to conduct the work which the builder has not been doing. So in order to complete the project whether through the existing builder or through a third party the scaffold needs to stay. The contract for both the building work and the contract for the scaffold are with the same person. Since the builder is so far behind with the work I would also claim damages from him for hiring a scaffold to me for 12 weeks for £3500 that has effectively only been used on 10 working days. So 8 weeks of disuse I would value at £2333. So I would argue that the scaffold is very much part of my claim against him. Does this information change anything ?
Yes. I didn't realize there were two separate Experts until now. Happy to rate.