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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. Firstly, I need to ask some initial questions to determine the legal position.
How much are you hoping to claim and what did they base their reduced offer on?
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Many thanks for your patience. If you had agreed on a formal settlement with him for the £1,500 then he would be expected to honour that. Failure to do so could mean he is in breach of contract and allow you to pursue him for the balance. The fact you have had to spend money on lawyer’s costs does not mean you can recover that unfortunately – even if you went to court, you would be expected to meet your own legal costs – that is the case for any claim below £10,000. What you could do is pursue him for the actual losses you have incurred as a result of their negligent work – after all, under section 54(7) of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 you have the right to claim damages from them for their failure to conduct the service with reasonable care and skill and if you claim for all your losses (excluding legal costs) then you can deduct the amount already paid but still go for the rest.
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