Value of Dispute
Adair were instructed by a private client to produce a CPR Part 35 compliant report in relation to external redecoration works which had been carried out to a number of council-owned properties as part of a cyclical external redecoration programme a year or so earlier. Inspections of over 1000 properties across the borough were undertaken over a three-month period in order to identify any evidence of poor workmanship, lack of supervision or negligence on the part of the contract administrator for the works. The properties inspected varied from small terraced Victorian houses to large blocks of over 100 flats. The client required the CPR Part 35 compliant reports completed with accompanying schedules of photographs of all the defects observed across the various properties within a short timeframe. Adair were able to mobilise a workforce from various departments within the company to assist in undertaking the inspections and identifying the defects in a timely manner to allow the dispute resolution team to focus on producing the client reports and meet the required deadline.