If you’ve had problems with damp or mould since your cavity wall insulation installation, this could mean that it was not done correctly or that your home is unsuitable for this type of insulation.
The installer is responsible for making sure that your home is suitable for cavity wall insulation beforehand and installing it correctly. If not, and it’s caused damage to your property or health, it’s important that you get the issues put right and that you are compensated.
Even if you've already got a funding agreement in place with another law firm or claims company, we can offer you a free assessment to see if we can take on your claim at no additional cost to you.
For a free assessment to see if you can claim compensation, get in touch with our Cavity Wall Insulation Claims Solicitors. We deal with most claims on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.
Can I Claim Compensation for Cavity Wall Insulation?
Yes, if your installation company is still trading, they’re responsible for any problems with your cavity wall and they must put them right. And the long-term damage of the cavity wall should also be considered.
Our Cavity Wall Insulation Claims Solicitors can help you claim compensation for:
- Damage to your belongings, furniture and property
- Removal of the cavity wall insulation and a replacement if appropriate
- Any reduction in your property’s value as a result
Every situation is different, so the amount of compensation will depend on how serious the damage is. We’ll complete a full assessment of your cavity wall insulation claim and give you expert legal advice tailored to your circumstances.
If you already started a cavity wall insulation claim with another Solicitor which was abandoned, you could make a claim against the Solicitor for professional negligence. See Abandoned Cavity Wall Insulation Claims.
How Much Does a Cavity Wall Insulation Claim Cost?
We usually deal with cavity wall insulation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything upfront, and only pay your legal fees if you win your claim. The other side will pay some of your legal costs and you’ll pay the rest from your compensation. Just ask us for more information.
The Cavity Wall Insulation Claims Process
- Contact Us – talk to one of our specialist Cavity Wall Insulation Solicitors and tell us about the problems you have with your cavity wall insulation.
- Free Claims Assessment – we’ll review your situation and quickly tell you if we think you have a strong claim. If so, we can probably deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
- Evidence and Paperwork – you’ll give us your proof of installation and any photos you have of the damage. We’ll make a claim against the installer for you.
- Settlement and Compensation – we aim to settle your claim as quickly as possible through negotiation. Most claims settle before they get to Court, but we’re skilled litigators so we’ll support you throughout your case.
Time Limit to Make a Cavity Wall Insulation Claim
There’s usually a 6 year time limit from the date of the installation of the cavity wall insulation to make a claim for compensation, but this time limit can be extended in some circumstances.
As long as it’s not more than 14 years since the installation, we can still help you with your claim. Just get in touch with our specialist Professional Negligence Solicitors who specialise in cavity wall insulation claims, and send your proof of installation and we’ll tell you if we think you have a claim.
Cavity Wall Insulation Problems
The most common reason for cavity wall insulation problems is that your house wasn’t suitable in the first place. If you live in an area which gets lots of rain and/or near gale force winds, such as in Blackpool or parts of Wales, and the exterior of your home is in poor condition, this can mean that it’s not suitable for cavity wall insulation.
Things that could indicate damage from faulty cavity wall insulation include:
- Damage to your furniture or the brickwork
- Not feeling noticeably warmer in your home
Some of these issues can cause long term damage to your home so look into any problems and get expert advice if you see any of them.
If you’re thinking about making a cavity wall insulation claim, take photos of any visible damage such as mould and make a note of when it was taken so you can monitor the damage over time.
Don’t try to fix any of the cavity wall insulation problems yourself as this could affect your ability to make a claim.
Here is an Example of How a Cavity Wall Claim Can Help You:
The government ran a scheme to help pay for cavity wall installation to be installed in people’s homes to improve energy efficiency and cut down on bills. Many people decided to get cavity wall insulation installed as a result.
In some cases, a couple of weeks after the cavity wall insulation was installed, people realised that they hadn’t noticed any difference in temperature in their house. A few years later, people started to notice mould appearing on the wall and could smell damp from the walls.
If you get in touch with our Cavity Wall Installation Solicitors, we can help you solve this issue. Usually we ask for photographs of the mould before arranging for a full inspection of your property to check the extent of damage. Many people end up finding out that the damage to their property is extensive and expensive to rectify.
Our Solicitors will then send a Letter of Claim to the installation company along with the full inspection report. The installer will usually then carry out their own inspection of the property. In many cases, the defendant Solicitors agree to settle.
Depending on the damage, you can expect to get anything from a few thousand pounds up to £20,000 or more in compensation if the damage is extensive. As these cases are paid for on a No Win, No Fee basis, there is nothing to pay up front and no financial risk to you.
Why Choose Simpson Millar?
- Experts in Dispute Resolution – our Professional Negligence Solicitors have years of experience in dispute resolution and litigation. They’ll use all of their experience to put forward your strongest case.
- No Win, No Fee – we’ll usually take on your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything upfront, and only pay your legal fees if win your claim. The other side will pay some of your legal costs and you’ll pay the rest from your compensation.
- Open Lawyers – we’ll always explain everything in straightforward language and keep you up to date throughout your claim. They’ll always be someone on the other end of the phone if you’ve got any questions.
- Offices Nationwide – we have seven offices in England and Wales.
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