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Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK and Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.
Has the window company given you a timescale before they issue a court case. From what you say you can defend the claim - the court will send you a response pack (see attached).
Mediation is an option but the window company has to agree to participate for it to work.
Would you like details of the court procedure or the merits of your defence?
What's he threatening to come to your house for?
Did you commission the window fitter? Is there any contract in place (a signed contract)?
No, and there is no need for him to visit you. You can contact the Police on the 101 number if he turns up and causes a problem.
The customer should be liable for the window fitter's invoice but like I say, it depends what was agreed and whether you would settle the invoice then bill the customer or whether the customer is liable directly
If he sues then there is an option for you to defend the claim and then counter claiming against the customer. He may decide to sue both of you though if it's unclear who is liable for the payment.
I recommend you tell him not to visit you (if he does, you will call the Police, etc) and that he pursues the customer who is ultimately liable for his payment.
OK, but the customer is liable for the window fitter. The customer must have known the window fitter carried out works to the customer's property?
Yes, do you want to come back to me once you have spoken to them? I still think the customer is liable here (not yourself).
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