Disputes with Builders and Property Traders

Any issue involving your home is likely to be upsetting and traumatic because you have trusted someone with your home, often at considerable cost, to undertake improvements or urgent repairs. This is particularly true where tradesmen have done a poor job, caused damage to your property, or even failed to turn up to do the work after having received part payment.

We recognise that encountering a “rogue trader” can be particularly upsetting as you have trusted them with the most precious of commodities – your home.

Traders might be contracted to undertake a variety of work on a property, for instance, installing kitchens and bathrooms, internal improvements and structural alterations, garden landscaping and the construction of extensions or garden rooms. When things go wrong or a rogue trader is encountered it can be very frustrating and difficult to know how best to proceed.  

Often, early and decisive action needs to be taken to preserve or document poor workmanship and perhaps even an expert opinion to determine what damage has been caused by the rogue trade..

How can we help you?

We have expert commercial litigation solicitors who specialise in consumer disputes. Collectively, our commercial dispute resolution team has decades of experience handling such issues and, in particular:

  • Disputes concerning substandard workmanship on your property.
  • Disputes relating to the installation of products of inferior quality.
  • Breach of contract.
  • Any issues of professional negligence or duty of care breaches
  • Advising on taking steps to refer the matter to the appropriate ombudsman or trading standards.
  • Acting against traders who refuse to return to site; and
  • Action to recover compensation for loss or damage.

If you have contracted a substandard builder or rogue trader regarding your property and have received a service which has fallen short of expectations, then please get in touch with our team on 0345 646 0406 or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.