I see that you have not had a chance to get back to me with the information I requested. It would really help me if I had the full background please.
Based on the limited information provided, let me answer you as far as I can at this stage in time.
If this isn’t what you are looking for or doesn’t answer your question, please respond and we can continue this thread until all your queries are answered.
I’m not certain what the problem is with these repairs if they were satisfactory a year ago and all of a sudden they are now no longer satisfactory unless they have deteriorated in some way.
I’m not certain why you had to repair the neighbour’s property.
If the neighbour brings a claim against you then your servant/agent (the builder) is vicariously liable along with you. So you would bring the builder in the second defendant.
Do you have to do the repairs again or pay for them again? You haven’t got to do anything. However the next door neighbour may decide to get it done themselves and take you to court for the cost and then you would obviously have the argument to be decided by a county court judge.
Depending on the nature of the work that was carried out and how old the original paint was, depend on what you had to do and the extent of it. Let’s say the wall was originally painted dark red and it had been there for a long time and it had faded to pink. In fact it was so faded that it really need painting again.
So then along comes you and your builder and for whatever reason you end up having to paint part of it which now looks completely out of place. It would not be unreasonable to expect you to paint the whole wall although the cost of painting and the cost of the paint may pale into insignificance compared to the cost of a court argument.
However the wall was pink and needed repainting anyway so there is an element of betterment so in circumstances like that would not be reasonable for you to have to pay to have the whole wall painted because the neighbour would be getting a newly painted wall as a result of a minor defect at one corner.
Ultimately if the neighbour disagrees it is a matter that needs to be decided by the court.
Thank you for letting me assist you with your legal question. I am glad that I was able to help.
I am not certain whether that answers the question for you or not, but I am happy to answer any specific points arising from this.
It will be my pleasure to help you again either further with this or any future questions you have