I’m not altogether certain what the problem is here because I can’t see the point in having a court argument when the only issue is who does it first.
I do they give you the certificate and you pay or you play and then they give you the certificate.
The whole thing is two minutes apart. They are concerned that they are not going to get paid and you are concerned that you will get the certificate.
Either of you can sue the other.
A complete inspection on something like this for a certificate is going to be a couple of thousand pounds although its new installation it’s properly not going to be that expensive.
I find it somewhat surprising (but it’s how it works) is the same person as the installation provides the certificate. I should have thought it would have been separate.
So my personal view would be to pay, say GBP31,000 and have the retention of 4000 pending the certificate.
That’s a practical solution rather than a legal one. I don’t think this is worth having a legal argument over to be honest.
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