09 Oct 2015
Going to court to have disputes determined has just got more expensive. The new court issue fees mean it now costs £10,000 to issue a claim of £200,000, rather than £1,515.
But do you really need to go to court?
Happily the answer is no because disputes CAN be settled long before this arises, either voluntarily or under direction through the Civil Procedure Rules.
08 Oct 2015
Unfortunately the scenario was distressingly common. The property owner engaged a builder to carry out alterations and extensions to his home. Skimpy drawings were prepared by a non-professional, before a rough and ready estimate was given by the building contractor. The works were carried out, but came to an early end when the property owner refused to pay any more money.