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JGM, Solicitor
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Have had extension work done to our house and the builder

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Hello....have had extension work done to our house and the builder has made an error by not following the plans / architects drawings. He said he doesn't know how he missed it on the states dissmantel chimney. He needed to do this to enable an new corridor to be created through one end of the master bedroom through to the loft of the garage where a 4th bedroom was being created. He had already built out the roof around the chimney stack and said it would cost a lot to change and remove the roof or put rsj in place to then knock out the chimney breast. So we ended up taking space from the next door bedroom to create the corridor to the new bedroom. The issue is this has made that room into a box room gone from 10x12.5 to 6x12.5. The plan showed the corridor to be done in our main room as that had space to spare and give us 4 double bedrooms. We now have 3 double and an awkward shaped single. Obviously not going to rip it all out as it's done now with last bits of project left but I must have grounds to ask for compensation. We do not have a contract agreement but an quote and scope. In the quote it does not mention to leave or take out the chimney......many thanks

In my opinion the builder was supposed to follow the plans and that was part of the contract. He failed to do so. You have lost out as a result. The quantification of your quantification is arguably the cost of putting it right. However, at the very least your claim would be for the value of the house with four double bedrooms as opposed to 3.5 bedrooms. A valuation surveyor can give you that information. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you I was about to get estate agents in and I will now also get valuation surveyors in also....many thanks I just wanted to check that we had some grounds. Thank you.

You're welcome. Don't forget to leave a positive rating on the system so that I am credited for my time.

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