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Suing an Architect

Posted by cupplet - Created: 16 years ago
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Posted by mike-179830 - 16 years ago
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Posted by cupplet - 16 years ago

I have not paid up-front - my e-mail said I has paid my bills to date which means I dont owe them any money - I've paid them for the work they've done - I have a pool which works fine but is in the middle of a building site ! Look this is a saga which has been going on now for 18 months (and it was supposed to take 6-8 weeks). All I want is to get them to finsih the work they have left half-completed and dangerous and give me a guarantee for the pool. This wasn't some fly-by-night builder - this was (supposedly) one of the finest, provencal architects in the region, renowned for the quality of his projects. The issue is very complicated hence my need for a lawyer.

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 16 years ago

Cupplet !

You don't explain why the pool has doubled in price , presumably from the original quote ? Was this price change justified ? Did you take insurance out , and is the Company doing the work have Insurance ? How much will it cost to finish the work ?

stgeorge

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Posted by Crystal Balls-184435 - 16 years ago

I agree with St G

I don't have enough money for a pool, but I know that anyone you pay upfront will not finish the job until the want the rest of the payment.

CB

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 16 years ago

THERE ARE NO RIP OFFS IN THE BRITISH BUILDING TRADE !!stgeorge

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Posted by stgeorge-182529 - 16 years ago

It's nothing to do with ' them ' being French ; why are you paying up front for a construction project that usually has stage payments incorporated - and if you're not happy with the finished product , you don't pay the final installment until negociated to everyones satisfaction ! ? This seems to me to be plain common sense , and nothing to do with being ' ripped off ' by unscrupulous contractors !

If this appears to be not the case , then contact me through e-mail for a suitable lawyer - before you go ahead with expensive legal fees , ask yourselves if you would have been this naive in your own country - if you have enough dosh to build a swimming pool , you can't be that daft !!??

stgeorge

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Posted by szozu - 16 years ago

Why don't you contact the British and the US embassy for a list of lawyers?

Lana