We sent a demand letter naming all of the following as proposed defendants to a court action:
- The sales rep for a house and land package for misleading and deceptive conduct;
- Her employer, the builder, and its sole director for putting her up to it;
- A company which purported to sell our client a block of land when it was not the owner, and its directors;
- The company which actually owns the block of land, and its directors for holding out the purported seller as being able to sell our client the block, and its directors.
The demand letter pointed out how our client stood to lose roughly $200,000 as a result of their combined conduct and also pointed out the purported seller was liable for $400,000 in fines for breaches of the Sale of Land Act.
Yesterday, my client received a draft deed of settlement. The demand letter has had the desired effect but the deed needs some tweaking.
A reasonably fast resolution of a dispute!