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Do you have an idea of cost for the new foundations if you were to pursue the developers?.
Thank you, ***** ***** a case against them in misrepresentation (in contract law).
You would need a supportive report from the structural engineer and the amount you would claim would be based upon the estimate which you need to obtain.
You could involve the Property Ombudsman and that may resolve the issue although at the same time it may take weeks for a decision to be made. You could make a formal complaint and then go through the developer's independent dispute resolution scheme.
A better and more effective option would be to obtain the report and the estimate, then send the developers a letter before action to outline the allegation of negligence and to demand they reimburse you for your loss. I have attached a template letter for you to use. You can use the money claim site (assuming they refuse to reimburse you) for a claim up to £100,000. The site is here: http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
You may find they will want to avoid litigation - I am not sure if your neighbours are also considering a similar approach to the developers?. If so it may be worth a group action with a law firm on a no win no fee basis - I can recommend this one if you would prefer to use a law firm : http://www.slatergordon.co,uk
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