If you wish to make a claim for buiding defects then it is important to identify as early as possible the key facts of the case that will help establish liability and the losses you wish to recover.

To assist you with this we have prepared a short 'Building Defects Claim Sheet'.

The building defects claim sheet acts as a useful aide memoir and will assist you in marshalling the key facts so that they can be presented in a way that will best support your case.

If you wish to make a claim for buiding defects and would like us to provide an initial assessment on the legal merits of the case or its suitability for no win, no fee funding then complete the claim sheet below and send it to us by post or email for review.

Every case is different, so please bear in mind that a 'one size fits all' claim sheet like this is only a guide. You should therefore feel free to add any additional information that you think is relevant. And if there are any questions you are uncertain about then you can leave them blank and pass on to the next section.

We are able to deal with building defects claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, where the financial loss incurred as a direct result of the negligence exceeds £10,000 - the current small claims court limit.

If you run into any problems completing the form please call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1595.

 

BUILDING DEFECTS CLAIM SHEET

 

Your details

Full name

 

Occupation

 

DOB (dd/mm/yyyy)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

 

 

Contact Telephone Numbers

 

Line 1

 

 

Home

 

Line 2

 

 

Mobile

 

Town

 

 

Work

 

County

 

Post Code

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email address

 

Email address (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

Your property

Purchase

 

 

About the house

Date contracts were exchanged

 

 

No. of bedrooms

 

Date of completion

 

 

No. of bathrooms

 

Purchase Price

 

 

No. of reception rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

Do you have the original sales particulars?

YES  /  NO

 

Did you have a survey done before purchase?

YES  /  NO

Tick box if sales particulars are  attached

 

 

 

Tick box if survey is  attached

 

 

                 

 

Dispute

The Developer/Builder (D)

 

NHBC

What are the contact details for D?

 

 

What are the contact details for NHBC (if applicable)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you contacted D the about the defects?

YES  /  NO

 

Have you contacted NHBC about the defects?

YES  /  NO

If so, please give a brief summary of the response:

 

If so, please give a brief summary of the response:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will ask for copies of the correspondence later

 

We will ask for copies of the correspondence later

 

Surveys & Valuations

 

 

Cost of Repair

 

Have you had a survey carried out on the defects?

YES  /  NO

 

Do you know the cost of repair?

YES  /  NO

Tick box if survey attached

 

 

 

If yes, what is the likely cost?

£

Have you had a valuation carried out since purchase?

YES  /  NO

 

 

 

Tick box if valuations attached

 

 

 

 

 

Building Defects

Please identify the main defects at your property.  Continue on a separate sheet if needed.  We will ask for evidence in support later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are photographs available if needed?

 YES  /  NO