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Contract problems with neighbour
Apr 2nd, 2003 at 1:34pm
I live in a ground floor flat and share responsibility with my neighbour upstairs for the maintenance of the roof. Previously we have agreed on repairs and i have organised the roofers to do the job, the normal cost of such things being around 100. Then my neighbours husband died and she has gone crazy bringing in endless workmen at great cost over the last year. She presented me with four excessive quotes totaling to around 3,000 at present. I told her these were way above what they should be and that i would not sign such a contract with these workers, (most of the work was not necessary anyway). My neighbour went ahead and signed these contracts on her own and the work has been done. Am i going to be held to these quotes against my will and better judgement? She mentions taking me to the small claims courst, but i gather that she can only reclaim 750 + 75 costs etc, which is half what she expects me to pay and would seem a mad thing for her to do. I should add also that a lot of the work done was for her benefit and not part of the necessary shared items that are mentioned in the deeds, but it would be difficult to get someone to come and make an independant report on that. I have kept all her paper work to me, some of which is quite strange. I know i must get some legal advice etc and would like to see a solicitor near St Andrews who is an expert in such matters. If anyone knows of someone that can help me i would be really grateful!
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Re: Contract problems with neighbour
Reply #1 - Apr 4th, 2003 at 1:32am
On this site, you can go to the following page and see a listing of firms in that general area that have websites:

On the Law Society of Scotland's site you can got to their search for firms page and select "St. Andrews" then select "Residential Conveyancing" to see all firms in St. Andrews that may be able to help.  This page is at:

Hope this helps.
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