WHAT IS ARBITRATION
Arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution, is a technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. The parties to a dispute refer it to arbitration by one or more persons (the "arbitrators", "arbiters" or "arbitral tribunal"), and agree to be bound by the arbitration decision. A third party reviews the evidence in the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts.
In the prefbricated wooden house sector arbitration is often used for the resolution of disputes, particularly in the context of construction errors and/or improfessional or bad workmanship having caused damages to a wooden prefab house.
Arbitration can be either voluntary or mandatory and can be either binding or non-binding. Non-binding arbitration is similar to mediation in that a decision cannot be imposed on the parties. However, the principal distinction is that whereas a mediator will try to help the parties find a middle ground on which to compromise, the (non-binding) arbitrator remains totally removed from the settlement process and will only give a determination of liability and, if appropriate, an indication of the quantum of damages payable. By one definition arbitration is binding and non-binding arbitration is therefore technically not arbitration.
Arbitration is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator whose decision the parties to the dispute have agreed, or legislation has decreed, will be final and binding. There are limited rights of review and appeal of arbitration awards.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO A DISPUTE
In particular we provide expert consumer arbitration in disputes between a consumer and a contractor or a supplier in the field of wooden prefabricated homes and/or materials used in such homes, including structural errors and/or shortcomings. Our senior technical advisor with 48 years of experience under his belt may be engaged by your lawyer in the event that a dispute needs to be solved or mediated. Feel free to contact us via our < contact form > for the terms, conditions and fees. Our services are world-wide, provided the country where the dispute/arbitration hearing will be held is safe to travel.