Get UK Law Questions Answered by Verified Experts
Hello my name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. What reason has been given for asking to 'halt work'?
Has she said how long the project will be halted for?
Ok under the contract there is no right for either party to cancel
You need to communicate solely via the solicitor to say that you consider that they are in breach of contract and as such you will sue them in breach of contract for damages.
Damages are any loses you suffer as a result of the breach, i.e. any money not paid for work done, any losses in terms of materials that you have bought but cannot use and loss of profit for the failure to complete the job.
As they have instructed a solicitor it would be wise for you to do the same as it is better to set out the losses in a 'letter before action'.
Your friend may have insurance to assist deal with this kind of matter otherwise any high street litigation lawyer would be able to assist. As they are in breach of contract if you do have to sue them you can also recover your legal costs.
If you have any further questions please do ask. If I have answered your question I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer. Thank you and all the best.
Hello is there anything further you would like to know about this as I can see you have not yet rated my answer which is an important part of the process?