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JGM, Solicitor
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I am a scaffolding company and I am carrying out work for a

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I am a scaffolding company and I am carrying out work for a roofing company
We are based in Glasgow and they are based in Manchester.
We are scaffolding a building on sauchiehall street Glasgow.
One of our boys smashed a window next door by mistake .
We have contacted the company next door and notified them offering to pay for a new window.
The roofing company has hit the roof and said that we are not to have contact with the building next door direct that they will deal with it.
They are withholding 20,000 pounds off of us until it is settled , is this legal and can they do this

It depends what any written contract says but no, it would not be normal to withhold such a substantial sum against such a minor incident, assuming it is minor. I suggest you find out what the cost is, offer to pay it via the roofing company and demand the balance of your £20000 assuming it is currently due. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

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