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NON COMPLIANT COMBI BOILER - RIDDOR ISSUE? £3K BILL! :(
Seeking Advice: I am reaching out to the community to seek advice on the following:
My flat was built in 2010, I bought in 2014. The freeholder is the developer and rented the property between 2010 and 2014.
A combi boiler was installed incorrectly, not on a fall, so water is condensing, eroding the flue, escaping and there is water damage on the ceiling.
A gas engineer told me it was not compliant at time of building in 2010 and that it should be notified as an incident of 'dangerous occurrence' as the leak poses a potential risk of carbon monoxide leakage. He could also see that the flue had been fixed with silicone, bodged, which must have been between 2010 and the time of my purchase.
I need the ceiling cut down, new flue installed on a fall, boxed, plastered and the ceiling made good. Plus a new boiler as the leak has damaged the boiler itself. £3k bill
I wrote to the freeholder/develop via the management agency. He simply said 'it was compliant and signed off when built'. He's a nasty piece of work and has been in trouble with the police etc so I am scared of him.
- Has anyone experienced a similar situation with a non-compliant boiler installation?
- What legal recourse do I have against the developer for the cost of repairs and potential harm caused?
- Are there any specific steps or precautions I should take in handling such a situation?
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