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Building Disputes

Duncan Lewis Property Dispute Solicitors – Building Disputes


Litigation involving building disputes, building contracts, engineering contracts, or disputes with contractors can not only be stressful, but also costly.


It is important to seek legal advice about building disputes as soon as possible from a specialist property dispute solicitor, as disputes over building contracts or construction contracts can escalate quickly and cause delays to a building project.


Contacting a building dispute solicitor early on can also save on legal fees as resolving a building dispute quickly less correspondence between the parties accumulates.


Duncan Lewis property dispute solicitors can take swift action to make sure a contractor complies with a contract in a building dispute – as well as appointing surveyors to assess any problems with a property or development and advise on any remedial repairs to be carried out by a contractor.


Circumstances that might require taking legal advice in a building dispute include:

  • Engineering negligence, including planning
  • Errors in building contracts
  • Negligent work by contractors
  • Payment disputes involving building contractors
  • Poor or substandard work or materials used by contractors
  • Work carried out by contractors or trades not specified under a contract.

Building disputes are a specific area of litigation – whether the dispute involves a residential or commercial project.


Duncan Lewis building dispute solicitors can advise both homeowners and commercial property developers on building disputes, including alternatives to litigation such as dispute resolution and mediation.


Duncan Lewis property solicitors have in-house property experts able to advise on building disputes and help pinpoint where contractor negligence might have occurred in a building project.


Duncan Lewis property dispute lawyers can also instruct experts such as surveyors and architects to help build a case in a building dispute.


Making a claim for or defending a Building Dispute


Duncan Lewis property dispute solicitors have a wealth of experience in handling cases and claims involving building disputes – and can act swiftly to protect a client’s interests.


In civil cases, claims usually have to be made within six years of a dispute arising.


Duncan Lewis has a successful litigation department and our solicitors regularly handle property cases in the county court or in the Appeal Court.


In property cases, time can be of the essence and Duncan Lewis property dispute solicitors recommend that clients get in touch as soon as possible to discuss a building dispute, so that the appropriate action can be taken against the opponent – including preventing further financial loss in a building project and making sure any repairs needed are carried out.


Funding Building Dispute Claims


Duncan Lewis property solicitors offer clients who wish to take legal action in building disputes a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund their case.


Duncan Lewis also offers a fixed fee arrangement for the initial assessment of a case involving a building dispute, so our clients know exactly how much they will be paying from the outset.


For expert and effective legal advice on Building Disputes, call Duncan Lewis Property Dispute Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.

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