Its part two of Jargon buster! Today we’ll be looking at those words which you need to understand about dispute and conflict resolution. Let’s make things simple!
- ADR: Alternative dispute resolution. This involves resolving disputes without involving or going to court. This form of resolution is encouraged by the government and revolves around strategies such as mediation and arbitration. Mediation is when both parties sit down with an independent third party and come to an agreement. Arbitration is when a third party takes into account all the facts and then makes a decision.
- Warranty claim: A clients claim on an item or service, which they thing is underperforming.
- Professional negligence: when a professional does not maintain the standard that is required of them and before is subject to a dispute around their ‘professional negligence’. It can be made towards people like lawyers and architects.
- Rent review: the process of adjusting the rent of a house to make it level with market prices, this could create a disputes between the landlord and the residents.
- Defamation claims: The process in which someone attempts to ruin or destroy another’s reputation, either by slander or libel. Slander is saying things that are untrue and libel is writing and posting things that are untrue. If someone is trying to ruin your reputation, you can file for a defamation claim
- Dilapidation claims: these are usually filed against tenants, by their landlords. They do this when their tenants lease’s end so that they can cover the cost of restoring the building, therefore causing a dispute.
- Injunction: is a law obtained order or warning. The most famous cases of injections are against newspapers; however, they can be obtained against individuals. Sometimes injunctions that are obtained against people, can cause problems because they do not agree with the injections- causing a dispute.
- Civil fraud: Civil fraud is the concept of initially misleading someone about a product or service. This can cause clear disputes.
- Rent or payment arrears: Arrears is the term given to the amount of money that is owed to someone, after a person misses one or more required payments. The amount accrued from the first missed payment is called the arrears.
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