I am an appellant in a small claims against a contractor for work not completed and poor workmanship.
In previous correspondence to the contractor I wrote I will get a quote from a surveyor, but when the time came I could simply not afford to so I continued with the claim. Also, I was hoping he will contact me so that we can go halves on the cost of the surveyor or settle out of court.
Firstly, I want to know as far as law is concerned is it a must that a surveyor is done, and for this reason I will lose from the outset that this hasnt been done?
Secondly, will it go against me that I said I will get one, and now haven't?
Lastly, any tips for the hearing?