Building disputes can be extremely stressful, time consuming and expensive. If they involve your own home there can be added stress as you have to live with the problem. Practical and sensible legal advice at an early stage can be essential in resolving and sometimes avoiding any building dispute.
We have substantial experience in advising on and conducting claims arising out of building and construction work and have close links with surveyors and architects who can provide expert assistance when required.
We provide to our clients a professional friendly service and will give you honest advice regarding your actual legal position at an early stage. We can advise whether you have a claim or a defence and/or counterclaim.
In our experience it is often more practical and cost effective to try and sort matters out with the original builder rather than start expensive litigation where parties can become entrenched and you are still left living with the problem.
If your builder is simply incompetent or has failed to complete the works on time or in accordance with your plans we can advise you of the best course of action to take.
There are many different ways to resolve building disputes without court proceedings and we would initially seek to open lines of communication between the parties. We can advise on and represent you at round table meetings, mediation, arbitration and adjudication hearings.
Need help or advice?
If you have a dispute and would like advice please call us on 0333 577 5677 or complete our online enquiry form request for a free assessment.
What our clients say
I moved into my new home not only to discover that the developer had failed to carry out works I thought were covered by the contract but also that I didn’t own all of the garden which I was told by my solicitors was included in the sale. The conveyancing solicitors had been totally negligent and what should have been a time of joy turned into a nightmare. Fortunately, we contacted David Mackenzie and from the outset it was clear that he was very well versed in dealing with negligence cases and building disputes. His communication and support was excellent throughout and nothing was too much trouble. He managed to achieve a transfer of the garden land, agree a settlement in respect of building works and obtain an excellent settlement from the insurance company of the negligent solicitors. I would have no hesitation in recommending David Mackenzie’s services to anyone who ends up in a position similar to mine.
Mr O’Brien, Cheshire