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I paid for a company to fully insulate my loft and put pvc

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Hi, I paid for a company to fully insulate my loft and put pvc facias on my house I have since found out that they have not insulated my loft and the guttering they have put up is all leaking and not straight so water is building up in the corner. I have messaged him but have been ignored 3 times can I try and get my money back ?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: im in Newcastle upon Tyne
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: he went to my mams to fix her fence and he had told her twice he’s going to come here both occasions never showed I have asked for my invoice and asked him to come and look at the work and twice Iv been ignored. Iv also messaged for my money back and he’s blocked my number
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Customer: He hasn’t provided an invoice or receipt even though Iv asked twice for it

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks John that’s okay

Thanks for your message, I appreciate it is important to you.

Sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced. You should report the
company to Trading Standards https://www.gov.uk/find-local-trading-standards-office

They are in breach of your rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in
that they have not performed a service with reasonable care and skill. You can
therefore take court action.

What you
need to do is write them a formal “Letter Before Action”. In this letter you
will need to state the amount you are seeking to recover and the reasons why.
You will also need to give them a deadline to raise the payment by, usually it
is 14 days in which to receive payment.

If payment is not received within 14 days, then you will need to issue a
claim against them in the small claims court. You can do this by visiting this
site https://www.gov.uk/make-money-claim

Or you can do it by post by using form N1 which you can find here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n1-claim-form-cpr-part-7 and
posting it to:

County Court Money Claims Centre

PO Box 527

Salford

Greater Manchester

M5 0BY

I attach a template letter you can use, which you will need to edit and
tailor to your situation.

I hope this helps. Thank you again for
visiting JustAnswer, please let me know if you need me to clarify anything
or if you have any additional questions. I am happy to help.