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We have paid for windows to be repaired just over £1000.00

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We have paid for windows to be repaired just over £1000.00 and the work has not been done. I want to get a refund from the contractor- can you help?
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Bristol, UK
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: only to phone the contractor and threaten legal action - no response
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Customer: no
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I have invoice infant of me now and still no response from window contractor. Can I send a solicitors letter to his home address?

Hello and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 15 years’ experience. Please be aware that although I will endeavour to reply to you promptly, I am also in full time private practice and so I may not be available to respond immediately and it may also take me a few minutes to prepare a reply. The site will notify you as soon as I respond. I look forward to working with you to answer your question fully.

I'm sorry to read of the above. For the avoidance of doubt, from what you say, this is not a situation where the contractor has carried out poor work but rather has simply failed to turn up to carry out the work at all. Is that correct please?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
No the contractor carried out poor work and I paid him in full.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
no I will withdraw now as I expected some advise for £5.00 paid already
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I expect a plan of action for £5.00

Thank you. The starting point is that you have rights under the consumer rights act 2015 and the service the contractor should have carried out initially should have been provided with reasonable skill and care and the supplies they supplied should have been of satisfactory quality respectively. There is a likely breach of contract under the above terms implied into your agreement under the consumer rights act.

Accordingly, you can raise the above points with the contractor if you have not already done so and put it to them that they are in breach of contract under chapters 2 and 4 of the consumer rights act 2015. Under the above legislation they have one opportunity to attend to a repair, failing which you reserve your right to ask an independent contractor to carry out an repairs and remedial work as is necessary to bring the installation up to standard and subsequently look to the original installer for the costs of the same. If they fail to attend within a reasonable time or they decline to do so you can either instruct a replacement installer to carry out the work before pursuing a claim with the original contractor or you can proceed on the basis of the quotation received from an alternative contractor and bring a claim against the original contractor before you pay out any further funds as you prefer.

If a claim in the County Court becomes necessary, the simplest way to pursue a claim in this regard is by using the courts online issuing service:

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I am satisfied with answer and will get back if I need more advise , thanks!

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