course, the builder is going to say that this is not his fault and he will
probably blame whoever put the pipe in.
the situation is quite simply that whoever installed all this was his contractor/
agent and the builder is responsible within the first six years after
responsibility comes under the contract for the building of the house and the
sale of it, and also under statute in the form of the Supply of Goods and
Services Act in that he must carry out the job with reasonable care and skill
and under the Sale of Goods Act in that the goods (the house) must be fit for
purpose and satisfactory quality.
would tell the builder that unless he pays the cost of fixing this, you will
get it done yourself and you will sue him in the Small Claims Court.
really is as simple as that.
can take into Small Claims Court based upon just estimates and not receipted
bill, but he can then deny that the work was essential and it is a more
powerful claim if the work has actually been done and you have a letter from
whoever did the repair/fix, stating why it was needed.
that answer the question?
answer any specific points?