We act for builders who have remained unpaid as well as clients who have had building works carried out but are dissatisfied with building work, or where there are disputes over additional costs, delays, problems with sub-contractors.
Solicitors for disputes with builders
Our team is experienced in dealing with a variety of disputes with builders. . We will guide you through the process and advise you on your contractual position for any potential legal claims you make or which builders may be threatening against you. We always strive to settle legal disputes for clients with the minimum of litigation costs and will assess whether we can offer to deal with the matter on a staged fixed fee basis.
If the dispute does result in court proceedings we will advise you on the litigation processes, your likely chance of success, risks and strategy. It is often necessary to engage an expert witness on building disputes which can be done before proceedings are issued if the parties agree, and can help in an early settlement.
How we can help
We can assist with the following types of building disputes:
- Payment disputes.
- Disputes regarding poor or substandard work.
- Disputes about contractual terms including delays or specification.
- Negligent work.
- Contractual disputes with or negligence claims against architects, surveyors or interior designers.
- Disputes relating to extensions, loft conversions, landscaping or internal structural alterations.
- Payment retentions and rights to withhold payment.
Disputes with new build property developers
We can provide an initial view on whether you may be able to claim against the builder/developer or under the NHBC warranty. Sometimes things take months to resolve which causes distress to you as owners of a new home. Our lawyers are experienced and provide a free initial consultation.
We are upfront with clients if a case is likely to cost more than the sum you will recover. We will be transparent on fees and we will help you through what may be a stressful situation but try to resolve things for you as quickly as possible.
Please do get in touch if you need our expert advice and assistance in this area.