BALI Scottish regional chairman Stuart Simpson stands up to factors in grounds work row

BALI Scottish regional chairman Stuart Simpson has vowed to battle to have the grounds around his property adequately maintained.

Last year Simpson won a court case brought against him by factors Ross and Liddell, appointed by developers to look after common ground at a private development in Falkirk shared and paid for by the 130 residents.

But despite winning the case, Simpson said the grounds maintenance is no better than before.

"It was never done in accordance with the specification - the contractors don't come when they should, the factor wasn't enforcing the contract," he said.

"I refused to pay and came up with my own bill for the work they did do. They took me to the small claims court but I was able to produce photos showing the state of the grounds each week.

"They're still not doing the work. Letters are flying back and forward. I can see it going back to court."

He added that the problem was "widespread" in grounds maintenance. "No-one governs the factors. They have no representative body," he explained.

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