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Is there any legal recourse for shoddy workmanship?
Hi all. Is there any route to go down regarding shoddy work being done in my home? I had my kitchen re tiled and it’s an absolute mess. I have asked for him to come and rectify and he will not budge on wanting to charge me for the work. I have already paid the bill without giving it a proper inspection (I know I should have checked thoroughly). Would small claims be fruitless? Can add more pics if needed

Anonymous

8th April 2022

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NQ have you tried trading standards? X

Albert Ho

8th April 2022

1 upvote

NQ - but been down the route twice with money claim. Who was your contract with - an individual or a Ltd company?

Clifton Ray

8th April 2022

NQ; if I was you, I’d do as much digging on him as you can. Check his name on companies house, all social media platforms etc etc. build up a profile for him. Then small claims court. That is absolutely appalling. I’m a few brain cells short of a tub of butter and I think I could do better than that! You need to chase it though, 100%. If he is not cooperating, just deal with the courts.

Terry Figueroa

8th April 2022

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In all fairness. I believe he is legit,he has social media pages and lots of very good reviews. He was very punctual and pleasant. I researched him when I found him and he seems very busy. He worked 8-9 hour days compared to tradesmen I’ve had that work 6ish. I believe he had another job and rushed to finish mine. He was originally going to come and re tile a bathroom for me but I told him I no longer wanted him to. His argument is that he was going to finish off the grouting when he came to do the bathroom and now he’s not coming to do the bathroom he wants paying to ‘complete this job’ I have said I am happy to pay for anything that is unfinished but I’m not paying for his time to rectify the mistakes. His reply was he doesn’t work for free. I would like some money back to get it sorted.

Anonymous

8th April 2022

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