In case we won’t be able to reclaim your unduly paid mediation costs, it is possible to hire a lawyer who will represent you during your legal procedure. This person will start builing a case in collaboration with us and will start a procedure at a regional court to reclaim the mediation costs. We will always inform you about the risks, practical issues and the costs of such a procedure so you are able to decide what the best next possible step will be for you. Since starting a procedure isn’t a small thing, we would be happy to advice you in this matter.
We are currently linked to two advocacy firms in Groningen who represent our clients and who are specialised in building cases against housing agencies and mediation offices. The extact costs of hiring a lawyer depends partly on your income and whether or not you meet certain prerequisites. In general, you will get a relatively high discount on the total advocacy costs as a student, although this differs somewhat per situation. Ask our employees if starting a legal procedure is feasible and what the estimated costs and wins are if you are thinking about taking any legal steps.