Property is often the most valuable asset people own. Tenants of residential and commercial buildings also have a significant financial stake in the property they rent. When a dispute arises over the construction of a building, there can be serious consequences for property owners and tenants. Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham Hill provides bespoke legal advice on construction law and building regulation compliance and claims under the Defective Premises Act 1972.
Sometimes it is difficult to know who is responsible for defects in your property. Or whether your building is “fit for purpose”. Our expertise in construction law means we can give you straightforward advice on who you should claim against.
Our aim is to implement effective dispute resolution and work closely with you before your case ends up in court. This enables you to move on with your position fully protected and without the risk and uncertainty of litigation hanging over you. Our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with construction law in the UK, from errors with the construction or engineering of the property to issues between landlords and tenants.
Defective Premises Disputes Lawyers In Greater London
We pursue claims under the Defective Premises Act 1972 on behalf of individuals who have suffered loss or damage as a result of purchasing or occupying the substandard property. Our experience handling civil litigation claims in the construction industry means we can assist with:
- Claims made by purchasers who discover that work carried out on the property by a previous owner has resulted in defects to the property that need to be remedied
- Claims by tenants who have been injured or have suffered financial loss as a result of a failure by their landlord to repair and maintain the property to comply with health and safety standards
Building Regulations for Construction Law
Developers and builders are required by law to comply with a wide range of rules covering matters such as the structure of a building, fire safety, damp proofing and soundproofing, use of toxic substances, and drainage. They should also adhere to any construction contract they have signed.
If you believe your property does not adhere to these standards, we are happy to discuss the matter with you in a free consultation. Following an assessment of your case, we will:
- Work in conjunction with expert chartered surveyors to firmly establish whether the building is compliant
- Strategically advise you on who is responsible for the noncompliance. For example, the seller or the local authority — and initiate proceedings on your behalf
- Establish why the local authority has assessed a non-compliant building as properly constructed and take appropriate action
Find out more about Construction Law here.
Our London construction law solicitors are experienced in advising on all types of construction defects. If you’re involved in a construction dispute, you can contact us online or by phone on 0208 769 6739