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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.

LAWTEC 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.

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

LAWTEC 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.

LAWTEC Solicitors 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

LAWTEC 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.

LAWTEC Solicitors 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 LAWTEC 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

LAWTEC Solicitors offer clients who wish to take legal action in building disputes a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund their case.

LAWTEC Solicitors 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.

LAWTEC Solicitors

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Our main objective has always been to provide quality and efficient legal services together with expert advice and representation to our clients all over the world.

Interpreting the law can be a minefield, more so when it concerns a very new, or niche or particularly complicated matter. To help our clients navigate the law and achieve the best possible outcome, our legal team includes solicitors who specialise in many different areas of law and business sectors.

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