Small and medium-sized businesses together with individuals are at the centre of the work we do at BakerLaw Solicitors. Our building disputes solicitors in Farnham understand the disruption caused to households and businesses when building works go wrong. When a building project is not carried out on time or costs have started to spiral, it is important to remember that even where there is no formal contract, you are protected by law.
Getting our team involved at an early stage of a building dispute can dramatically reduce the long-term consequences of construction work you are unhappy with.
If you have entered a Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) agreement or any other type of building contract, our team's detailed knowledge of how the courts interpret these documents in practice means we have the confidence to comprehensively protect your position — whatever the nature of the dispute.
Construction Mediation Lawyers
Even if you have not signed a written contract with your builder, our practical experience means we can ensure that you are properly protected under general contract law. Where possible, we will encourage an early resolution of your dispute through negotiation. Our work includes the following:
- Complaints about builders — Including claims of poor workmanship, overcharging and failure by builders to complete a project on time. We work closely with clients to ensure that all aspects of their claim are incorporated in any settlement. This may include claiming for the cost of remedial works, refunds and trading losses.
- Arbitration — When building disagreements drag on, the cause of the initial complaint often becomes secondary to the ongoing costs and disruption associated with the dispute. Arbitration is an alternative method of resolving building disputes. Our team's wealth of experience in this field means we are alert to those cases that may be suitable for arbitration and can advise you accordingly.
- Building dispute mediation — Mediation is a form of structured negotiation. Where we think it is in your interest, we will proactively encourage you and your builder or contractor to enter into mediation. The procedure is both informal and cost-effective, and parties to mediation can walk away at any time. We will always ensure that any agreement you enter into protects you and is legally watertight.
If you are involved in a dispute with a builder or you think a disagreement may arise, our solicitors can let you know where you stand with clear and practical advice. You can contact us online or by phone on 01252 733770 (Farnham) or 020 7842 0800 (London).