The Application is Submitted to the Solicitor - The Legal Process
The information is passed to one of the expert law firms that we work with who will view the evidence and make a decision on whether they believe there is a strong case to be made and how best to pursue it.
Once the case is accepted, the Solicitor will prepare the legal pack and no-win, no-fee agreement paperwork (CFA) to be signed by the homeowners.
On return of the signed documentation, the process will begin.
A full site survey is then carried out on the property.
The surveyor will look into the cavities using a special camera, measure all of the external walls and internal rooms that are affected, taking photos and making notes of all the work that will be required to restore your property back into the state it was in before the cavity wall insulation was installed.
The results, together with a full costings report are then sent to the solicitor so that they can put your case together and begin the claims process.
We are often asked how long this will take?
This is a very difficult question and the wheels of the legal system turn very slowly. We can tell you that It will take at least 6 months and, in some cases a lot longer.
There are a number of areas where the installer may have been noncompliant.
The more noncompliant issues that are found, the easy it should be to proceed but, there are also a number of factors that will determine the time to complete the case.
It depends on:-
- Whether the installer is still trading or not?
- Whether CIGA or another guarantee organisation is involved?
- Who the liaibilty insurer is?
- How much evidence there is to support the case
- Whether the case goes to Court or not?
- The amount that is being claimed for?
You will receive updates as the case progresses keeping you updated and informed.
You can rest assured that it is in the interests of the solicitor to get the best result for you in the shortest possible time.