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Ben, we spoke on Sunday regarding some building work. This

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Hello Ben, we spoke on Sunday regarding some building work. This guy is now threatening court action if we don’t pay him for the works that was not in the original contract. This work has also not fully completed as per the contract. He is totally avoiding the fact that he has breached the original contract and there is still major works remaining. Sent his bank details this morning to pay or else. He is also asking for money for the ceiling plaster that I told him not to do.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

As discussed when we spoke, there is nothing stopping him from taking this further, even if he is in the wrong. Each party has the right to put their side of the story forward for independent deliberation, although of course it does not mean they will be successful.

So your position now remains largely the same - you cannot be forced to pay him anything at this stage - it is still just a request on his part, which you are free to dispute and challenge further.

If he wants to go to court, he can. If he does so though, you will have good grounds to challenge it and to dispute what he is after. In the event he is somehow successful, your liabilities will not be too large and worst case scenario is that you pay for what he is after and the court costs (which won’t be too high). However, based n what has happened so far I doubt you will ever be found responsible for all that.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Do I need to answer his emails or ignore him? Can we counter sue him for breach of contract should he take things further?

You do not have to respond to his emails. You may certainly put in a counter-claim if needed to pursue him for any losses you have incurred as a result of his breach

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