Disputes with builders

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation if you’ve paid for building work or home improvements that fall short of what was agreed or expected.

These are some of the possible outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • A compensation payment to allow you to pay another builder to carry out remedial works.
  • Having the builder complete the works.
  • A price reduction in the work carried out.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your dispute with a builder:

    • The Consumer Rights Act applies says that building work should be completed with 'reasonable care and skill'.
    • You can reduce the risk of a dispute by getting a detailed and fully costed quote before the work starts.
    • If the building project is a large one it is worth having a full written contract and considering employing an architect to oversee the works.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your legal dispute with a builder, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including: 

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy this may include LEI cover.  If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions.  If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, then we have a host of fee options which we will tailor to suit your needs.  Often we will take cases on a conditional fee basis (also known as 'no win no fee'). 

    Where this is not suitable we offer fixed fees and discounted hourly rates.  For certain cases we will also consider a damages based agreement, where we receive a limited proportion of damages if the case is successful and nothing if it is not. 

    Our legal advisers are always happy to discuss our fee options with you in more detail.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to a dispute resolution expert about your legal problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Alastair Greer

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

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    Anna Rogers

    Senior Associate (on maternity leave), Solicitor

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    Cameron Wood

    Senior Associate, GCILEX

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    When building works are left incomplete or badly done it can cause huge inconvenience to the home owner. But the consumer has to tread carefully as he/she can end up in breach of contract if they throw the builder off site prematurely.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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