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    • Sam1123
    • By Sam1123 9th Sep 19, 8:55 AM
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    Neighbours roof leaking into my property
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    • 9th Sep 19, 8:55 AM
    Neighbours roof leaking into my property 9th Sep 19 at 8:55 AM
    Hey everyone,

    I live in a terrace house and recently noticed a damp patch on my bedroom ceiling, and followed it up to a leak which is coming from somewhere in the roof. Called insurance and roofers went up, they told me that itís long term damage so not covered. Then the roofer said that the problem is coming from the valley where mine and the neighbours roof meets, which is actually on their side. (The neighbour has a council house).

    Iíve spoken to the council who tell me if the neighbours house is not leaking they wonít fix the roof, even though it is their roof which is causing problems in my house. I just wanted to check if this sounds correct? Iíd rather my pay for someone elseís problem if I can help it.

    Many thanks,
    Sam
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    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 7th Oct 19, 6:09 AM
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    • 7th Oct 19, 6:09 AM
    Sorry you have not had a reply for a few weeks.

    Identify the manager at the local council who is responsible for repair and maintenance issues in their housing stock. Write ('Signed For' letter or e-mail) to that named individual, enclosing a copy of the roofers' findings.

    If that fails invoke the council's formal complaints procedure (again in writing). If that fails copy all correspondence to your ward councillor(s).

    HTH!
    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
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