ON YOUR SIDE IN BUILDING DISPUTES
Hiring the right builder to work on your home is an important decision. When everything goes well, all the inevitable dust and disruption are soon forgotten as you settle into your newly-improved home. But when building works go wrong – on an extension, a loft conversion, a conservatory, or a new kitchen or bathroom – they often go very wrong, and very quickly stress and frustration, as well as costs, can spiral out of control.
HAVING A CONTRACT CAN HELP
Ideally, your written contract will clearly set out the significant conditions of the work to be done, such as dates, costs, and materials – if not, as a starting point, the terms of your original agreement must be established in detail.
With or without a watertight contract, if you find yourself facing a potential building dispute, whether your job is big or small it is best to tackle the problem head-on – and fast. The earlier you flag a problem, the more easily it can usually be resolved.
RESOLVING DISPUTES WITH YOUR BUILDER
Your first step should be to speak with your builder directly but, if your discussions fail to find a solution, you can rely on us for whatever help you require in order to resolve the situation. In some cases, it takes nothing more than a carefully-crafted solicitor’s letter to remind your builder of the contractual obligations governing the work.
However, if a more robust approach is called for, our experienced dispute resolution legal team will be on your side throughout. We will strive to resolve your dispute swiftly and efficiently through negotiation, mediation and arbitration as alternatives to a court application. However, if it proves impossible to reach an out-of-court agreement, our team will seek redress in court, representing your best interests as cost-effectively as possible.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALISTS AT YOUR SERVICE
Whatever the nature of your building dispute, we are on your side.
From start to finish, our knowledgeable team will advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective course of action – we are passionate about preserving your best interests and striving to achieve your best-possible outcome.
Whenever possible, we will seek to resolve your case without the distress and expense of going to court and, by communicating regularly and in plain English, we will make sure you remain firmly in control of the process every step of the way.George Ide LLP. We're on your side
Our dispute resolution lawyers have a wealth of experience in all manner of disputed matters. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients personally and forging the strong relationships we believe are essential in order to represent your best interests in everything we do.
You can count on us for consistently excellent top-quality advice and support at all times and, as a valued client of our leading full-service law firm, you will have access to extensive and dependable legal and financial expertise from professionals you already know you can trust.
If you anticipate a disagreement with your builder or your building project has already hit problems – or if you need legal advice and support in an ongoing dispute – contact us as soon as possible.
Our residential property department also offers comprehensive conveyancing services for clients buying or selling their home; our top-flight commercial property lawyers offer a wide range of commercial property services encompassing business advice and commercial landlord and tenant dispute resolution; in addition, you can count on George Ide’s fully-qualified financial advisors for high-quality and dependable investment advice.
To find out how our expert dispute resolution team can help, call us on 01243 786668 or click here. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly using the details shown.
I must of course take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I have been for all your advice, assistance and counsel during the past difficult months. You have been demonstrably skilful, resolute and responsive in all aspects of dealing with my case. I have always felt in very safe hands and your experience shines through, knowing just how to procure the best outcome. I can’t thank you enough for getting me through this horrid and complicated experience. With very best wishes.Linda Tudor
On April 9th 2010 it was my turn to be involved in a traffic accident with an uninsured driver. Although my injury was only a minor back injury, I wanted to be able to claim some sort of compensation if only for some treatment of physiotherapy. George Ide LLP, appointed by my insurance company, have been absolutely superb in representing my claim for personal injury against the Motor Insurance Bureau. With the expertise of Paul Lewis, Head of Accident Management, he has managed to increase the original offer made by the MIB almost threefold. It has been a long process, as Paul advised from the outset, but has been worthwhile and rewarding. I do hope that I do not need to use Paul’s expertise ever again, but know that if I do I would be in the hands of a very capable and friendly team.Ms H
Thank you seems such a trivial word and yet without your tenacity, we would not be here today. For all the medical providers you sought out and your words of stability at each and every stage I cannot thank you enough. You will never know how much of a difference you have made, without your constant reassurance and steps of transition to medical assistance especially during Covid I know I would not be at this stage on my journey.Michele Scott-Green
Right from the beginning of my journey to claim for compensation for my injuries after being knocked off my bike by a car driver, Paul Lewis has been a tower of strength. His advice, guidance and care in ensuring my claim proceeded smoothly has been First Class. Always promptly keeping me informed of progress by email. A friendly, compassionate listening ear when needed to my worries and concerns. Helping and guiding me every step of the way. I have received the best possible advice throughout, resulting in an excellent outcome, expertly and tenaciously negotiated for me by Paul. Thank You.Mrs Marion Smith
Both Michael and I are very grateful for your good wishes and for the continued support that both you and all your colleagues at George Ide have given us through this process.
If, for any reason, we find ourselves in need of legal advice we would most definitely make your company our first choice and would also have every confidence in recommending you to others.
Wishing you every continued success in the future. Kindest Regards
I take this opportunity to thank you for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave us throughout this difficult time. It was a very stressful period for us as it was our first experience with the court. Without all your help and legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work. On behalf of me and my wife I would like to say a big thank you for taking up my case and representing us as our legal counsel. When we thought it was too much to handle, you were there for us to give us strength and hope. We always found you to be very friendly when we needed any legal advice. Once again, I thank you so much for your understanding, for your patience, your dedication to my case and most of all, thank you for being friendlier, making us more comfortable with your advice and guidance than just a mere professional lawyer during that difficult moment. This means a lot to us, and we will be forever grateful to you.Haresh & Varsha Naik
Hello Paul. The money has arrived safely thanks. May I say a very big thank you for your excellent service on this case you have been incredibly upfront and honest and have dealt with my case with superb attentiveness. It was frustrating for me at times as it took a long time to get it concluded, but I do appreciate the effort on your part. Many thanks again.Luke Leleu
Thank you for all your effort and excellent advice and work in this matter. It’s very much appreciated and I will certainly use you and your firm again in the future should I require legal services.Roger Koep
I would just like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few years and thank you so much for all your help and support. You have been fantastic. You have certainly been more helpful than I could have possibly hoped.Sarah Finley
Hi Paul. Thank you for your email and all your help over the past 2 years you’ve been fantastic and I would highly recommend you to anyone, I will of course let you no when I revive the funds and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Kind regards,Sam Halliwell
Thank you very much for your email. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your advice and perseverance, especially with regards to the final settlement. Both myself and my wife are so pleased that this matter is finished! We wish you all the best for the future. Kind regards,Garry
Thank you for your email and thank you so much for your help with it all. You have dealt with everything brilliantly so as not to cause me any stress or worry so thank you.Rachel Cook
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