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Hello, this is Jim, a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) and happy to help you today.
Please do not pay him any more - he is clearly in breach of contract and has infringed your consumer rights too.
Will it cost you any more to put this right? You can pay another roofer to finish the job or you can sue the first roofer for all of your money back. Which would you prefer?
Is the scaffolding his property? What's he like to deal with?
No, he's in the wrong - you should report him to Trading Standards on 03454 040506 so they can prosecute him.
If you ring the scaffolding company and tell them to take it down. Then contact the roofer and say you have reported them to Trading Standards (breach of your consumer rights in addition to not complying with the regulations)
I attach a template letter now for you to use - you should use it if you need to sue the roofer. Give them 30 days to pay. If they do not pay or they refuse, start a claim for your money back at http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
The claim is based on breach of your consumer rights - under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 you have the right to expect the roofer to carry out the work with reasonable care and skill.
Let me know if you encounter any problems going forwards.
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No problem, thanks