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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
How much is due? Please note I am mobile today so may not be able to reply until later today thanks
Many thanks for your patience. Whether you are liable for this will depend on whether it was your responsibility in the first place. For example, if it is your fault that this matter has resulted in an improvement notice, you would be expected to deal with it even if you have stopped work, because the customer could then just offset any associated costs to deal with it from the money they owe you. However, if this had nothing to do with you then you would not be expected to deal with it. It all comes down to whose responsibility was it that this matter became the issue it is now and whether you could be held responsible for not resolving it and be made to pay out if they had to get someone else to do it instead,.
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Hi, the customer should not keep your tools as they are your property, although claiming for lost revenue from them may not be easy. It is possible, for example if you can show that you could not avoid these losses by considering hiring replacement tools (i.e. it would have been cheaper to do so). As to preparing the site, you can indeed argue that being locked out of site and with no access to your tools means there has been a serious breach of contract on their part and that makes the whole contract void, including the requirement for you to prepare the property
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