Building and Construction Problems
Construction/building work covers a wide area of activities and is notorious for giving rise to problems, due to its adversarial nature. These can often be difficult to resolve.
If you are a builder
Is the owner refusing to pay for your work? Has he changed his mind several times about the work he wants done? Does he imagine these variations were free? Does he think they will not affect how long the work will take to complete.
If you are an owner
Has the builder let you down? Is his work up to scratch? Do you feel you have overpaid him? Is he demanding ever more money to complete the work? Do you believe that he has gone off to start other jobs instead of finishing yours.
If you are a sub-contractor
A specialist in your own trade – is the main contractor refusing to pay you? Has he served a “pay less” notice? Is he claiming that some of your work was defective? Is he issuing you with contra-charges?
If you are a main contractor
Has your sub-contractor let you down. Is his work defective? Is he claiming for work he has not completed? Has the owner refused to accept the sub-contractor’s work?
To determine these issues in a court of law would cost a great deal of money, often actually in excess of the amounts involved, and take months, or even years to achieve a result. Meanwhile the work could remain unfinished, or defects not put right. That is why so often people go to mediation in order to achieve a resolution of the dispute swiftly and without enormous expenditure.
- Building and Construction legal services
- Is the property owner refusing to pay for work carried out?
- Are you a subcontractor whom the main contractor is refusing to pay?
- Is there a difficulty with your commercial tenancy?
- Are you having tenant problems?
How To Contact Me
If you are facing a dispute and would like professional advice contact me direct on 01962 690061 or use the contact form below. I am a highly experienced barrister, mediator and arbitrator and I will give you the guidance that you need. I will be able to arrange arbitration or mediation straight away