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What does "without prejudice" mean in the context of a flooring dispute?
I have a dispute ongoing with a wooden flooring company, regarding some parquet floor that is lifting, floor company paid for an independent party to visit the property and his findings were ‘without prejudice’ that the floor was ‘poor’ that it had been laid on. I don’t know why on his findings and the images are ‘without prejudice’ does this mean that if it goes to court it cannot be seen in favour to either party? My argument is that the ‘poor floor’ has 2 different types of wooden floor laid upon the same floor, the plank style has no issues but the parquet does. I am hoping under the consumer rights act I can claim for the cost of it as not fit for purpose? Thanks for reading and I hope you can advise.


13th April 2022

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Barrister: it cannot be relied upon as evidence

Mary Embry

13th April 2022


NQ but experienced furniture restorer. whether the report would stand up in court I don’t know but if the plank style was longer then it will work even if there are slight faults but a parquet is shorter so has more weak points/joins and will lift if the surface is not perfectly flat prior to fitting. It would also depend on what underlay was used. I’m sorry to say but I think the fault lays with the installation.

Priscilla Henry

13th April 2022


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