I am having difficulty getting a builder to finish a job.I have been stupid, thought I was being fair with him, and have paid for all the work. Now I think that he is avoiding me because I am no longer 'money' to him. Still about £2000 of work to do but he has begun to appear for one day a week and then for only a few hours.Suggested, recomended by a friend. Workmanship is ace but I am loosing the will to live waiting for him. I suspect he is doing other things that are paying him a wage, he is getting nothing off me anymore but does owe the work. No contracr as such althought I do have his hand written quotes , some with signatures for payments.Suggestions please.Do I just get keys back and put it down to bad luck!Pauline
System of Law: England-and-Wales
Nothing except trying to contact him.Mobile going to his home but no reply from either.Left a note today when he was not there nor was his car but still no contact 10hours later
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He hasn't said NO
but I cannot get him to reply to texts or to contact me when I push messages through the door. He just seems to have cut off contact..I am at a loss what to do. You cannot discuss things if there is no response from the other person. This is the 3rd week when he has only done one days work.
You need to write and give him 14 days or say you are going to Court.If he refuses then issue a small claim and ask the Court for an order for 'specific performance' - this is where the Court orders him to do the work.If he refuses then he can be sent to prison for contempt of Court.Or you can get 3 quotes, get the work done and sue him for that cost. Please remember to click accept so that I am credited for my time. Thank you.
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