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soundproofing cost and responsibility
edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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i recently bought a downstairs flat. i had all of the surveys etc done but they didn't uncover the fact that the person who converted it hadn't put in any of the required soundproofing. We tried to address this with the council ( which had signed off the building works), but they want nothing to do with it. The family upstairs are aware of the issues, but still went ahead and installed wooden floors and bought three dogs which run around on the wooden floors all day. Ive checked the lease and it looks like there is nothing preventing them having wooden floors. I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the upstairs family is now responsible for putting in proper soundproofing? They do have something under the wooden flloors,apparently, but i think it is probably really cheap and obviously insufficient. We dont want any soundproofing work done from downstairs, as we have all of the original Victorian features and these would be lost.