At Oratto we understand that your home is likely to be one of the biggest investments that you will ever make. If a problem arises in relation to building works and you need advice from building work disputes solicitors, we can put you in contact with an Oratto member lawyer who has all the skill and expertise that you need to tackle your building dispute issue. It's important to remember that even when there is no formal contract in place, your rights are still protected under general contract law.
Encountering a problem with building work being carried out on your property can cause anxiety and become a very worrying time. You may have saved for years for home improvements, or perhaps you need urgent remedial work. Perhaps you are preparing for a new baby or simply refurbishing. Whichever is the case, you are likely to be relying upon building works being completed both adequately and on time. Poor workmanship, significant delays and spiralling costs can all contribute to the distress.
Building disputes solicitors will be able to examine all of the circumstances, including whether there has been a breach of contract, and ensure that your interests are protected.
What constitutes a building dispute?
Building disputes come in many guises. These include:
- Building work disputes
- Home improvements causing issues for neighbours
- Party wall issues
- Lack of public liability insurance
- Unlawful termination of contracts
However, most commonly, building disputes occur as a result of faulty or incomplete building works, or simply due to work starting late or over-running.
In many of these cases expert evidence is needed, which is why it's imperative to seek legal advice early on. Not only will this help to halt rising costs, but it will place you in a far stronger position in the event that the matter goes further.
If I have a building dispute does this automatically mean that I will have to go to court?
No. Litigation is a last resort in these instances and mediation is often preferred. Your Oratto member solicitor will be able to advise you which route is best for you. However it is worth bearing in mind that mediation can avoid a costly legal process and yet it can also produce a legally binding agreement without recourse to the courts.
Oratto member building disputes solicitors can handle all aspects of your building dispute and ensure that your rights and your property are adequately protected at all times.
You can compare our member lawyers to find the most suitable practitioner for your needs and contacting them is easy through Oratto. Having an experienced building dispute solicitor behind you will give you peace of mind and the knowledge that an early intervention is likely to be the best way forward.
Contact Oratto today so that we can help you find the right building disputes soliciyor for your needs.