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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.
Do you mean you completed the work yourself without employing another tradesmen to do it. If so, why did you do this? Was the builder not prepared to rectify or complete the work?
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Hello, this is Jim, a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) and have been asked to look at this for you.
The builders need to have carried out their service with care and skill, under consumer laws. If they do not, you have a legal remedy to sue for the cost of remedial repairs - do you have a quote from another builder? Or is it simply the document confirming the safety which you are demanding from them?
OK, you have two options :
1. sue them for the costs - as part of the court proceedings there will be disclosure of documents - if they possess that document then they will be ordered to disclose it to you. You can do this on the http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
2. sue for the return of the document (court fee £308, which is recoverable). You need to use a Part 8 claim form and send to the local county court for this.
Either way, a letter before action needs to be sent to them - to give them the chance to avoid court proceedings. Do you want to do the letter and see how it unfolds?
If you have incurred costs the recommended option would be the first one. The second option does not allow you to claim damages.
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