Tradesman/builders disputes are a specific area of law usually dealt with by the Technology and Construction Court – a specific division of the High Court.
Tradesman/builders disputes can involve a wide range of circumstances, but the most common types of tradesman disputes involve:
Claims against tradesmen and builders may include a claim for breach of contract for any of the above or other breaches under the contract – or claims can also be made under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (formerly the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982).
Under the Consumer Rights Act, consumers can expect any goods or services to be supplied with “reasonable care and skill”. This might include, for example, boiler installations, central heating installations, secondary glazing, or flooring.
Problems with tradesmen and builders cannot only affect the value of a property, as well as the safety of a building – such disputes can also destroy finances, businesses and family life.
Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors have considerable experience in cases involving tradesman and builders’ disputes – and has a successful housing and property department able to offer in house expertise in disputes involving principal contractors, architects, site managers, plumbers, roofers, heating engineers, glaziers, interiors designers or building suppliers.
It is advisable to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis as soon as a dispute with a tradesman or builder occurs – not only can this help resolve a situation and prevent it from escalating, seeking legal advice early can help get a project back on track and prevent costly litigation at a later stage.
In cases where litigation may be necessary, Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors can advise on taking a case to the First Tier Tribunal Property Division of the High Court – and can also advise on dispute resolution and mediation services.
For expert legal advice on contract law and Tradesman/Builders Disputes, call Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.