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I complained and was basically given the standard council answer which is that the works complied with all regualations. I was not offered any deduction and incurred legal costs because they ignored my objections and sent it to a debt collector. The council is a huge bully that hires builders on a long contract therefore they have no obligation to do the best job. Why should they, they are getting paid anyway. I know some people have hired lawyers and tried to get something back but many have lost their shirts on this. Next major works bill I am not happy with I will take it to a lawyer. I can’t stand being bullied and talked down to and I actually firmly believe that leaseholders should get together to challenge the actual costs of these things. Our new lift is an accident waiting to happen originally costed at £4,000 and coming in at £6,000, with an overrun of around 5 months. So I assume the Council fined the contractor, they certainly should have, but never passed any kickbacks on to the leaseholders. Keep at it is my advice. The more of us challenge them, the less accidents may happen after shoddy workmanship that we have been bullied into paying for.