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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
How long ago was this?
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Many thanks for your patience. It’s a tricky situation because the seller, through their courier, have delivered the packages which was confirmed by the recipient (even if that was not you). If the delivery was accepted, without there being any challenge on what was delivered, then the responsibility would have passed on to the recipient. If the recipient, in this case the builder, then did not take proper care of the packages then they may have become liable for any loss or damage. The issue is that one party says they delivered two items, the other says it was only one. Without any other evidence you may not be able to show who was right and who was wrong and who you would have to pursue. It’s a Catch 22 in a way because you need to know who is liable before you can work out who to go after. The only option may be to have a go at pursuing each of them separately and see if the Small Claims Court, where you would have to claim, decides in your favour.
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I agree and think you have a better chance getting something from them than the builder.