Residential Building Disputes
Have you had problem and facing possible residential building disputes with building work done at your home? This can be many small things or one project. Such as :
- Garage conversion.
- Basement conversion
- Loft or roof conversion.
- Two storey extension or single storey extension
- Adding conservatory to a house
- Erection of a porch, shed or outbuilding construction
Have you had problems with the home improvements done to:
- Your driveway
- Plumbing work
- Roof repairs and guttering
- Fitting of burglar alarms or security systems
- Or any other improvements done by contractors
As a homeowner if you have encountered problems with the building work, or home improvements caused by builders or contractors, we can assist you. Our construction solicitors have significant expertise in advising, and dealing with residential building and construction disputes.
Altion Law can provide strategic, practical and commercial advice. This is on a broad range of residential building disputes, and will explain the available options. The options are ensure the best possible outcome for our clients whether by mediation, litigation or alternative dispute resolution.
- Breach of contract.
- A Claim for an extension of time to completion date.
- For loss and expense caused by delay or disruption to a building project.
- Additional work or cost of variations under the contract.
- For payment under a quantum meruit for the work done or materials supplied.
- Involving defective workmanship or defects in the works.
- Liquidated damages because the project is running late or delayed.
- Under construction warranties and guarantees given by builders.
- Outstanding payments.
- Property damage.
- Professional negligence claims against Architects, Engineers and Surveyors.
Did you Know that ‘Verbal Assurances’ or Voluntary Statements Given by the Builder to a Homeowner can Amount to a Contract. That is if the Homeowner Relied Upon it?
A builder needs to be more careful in any statement, or what assurances that they give to the homeowners. This can be when you are deciding to enter into the contract. Or, making a decision about the service, after entering into the contract.
If you can show that you have taken those comments into account when entering into agreement with the builder, you may later bring a claim for breach of contract.
With that in mind, clear contract terms are more important than ever. Even construction staff must be careful in what assurances they give at all times, to the homeowners. This includes any quotations, or promises of the results to be achieved.
Failure to comply with any such statements, may entitle the homeowner to a right of re-performance. Alternatively a price reduction, if the term does not relate to the service.
Altion Law represent both homeowners and building contractors in Residential Building Disputes. If you would like to have a confidential discussion with a member of our team, if you complete our Contact Us Form. We will call you back at a time that is suitable for you, or you can contact us directly on 01908 414990.