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    pattyno1
    Is my local/authority/coucil negligent
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    • 14th Nov 12, 4:06 PM
    Is my local/authority/coucil negligent 14th Nov 12 at 4:06 PM
    The flat upstairs from me has been empty for some time now, over 18 month ago someone went through the close loft and managed to get into the flat above me and stole the copper and at the same time flooded my house quite badly, that time the council gave me around £200 compensation(what a joke). Then in September the same thing happened(entered through loft again) again ruining wallpaper, 2 carpets, lino,kitchen blinds, and bathroom curtain. They say they are not negligent but I say they are as an alarm should have been installed the first time that it happened(they have 1 in now). Ps. I live in Scotland
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 14th Nov 12, 4:18 PM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 4:18 PM
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    • 14th Nov 12, 4:18 PM
    You really need to speak to a solicitor.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
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    • 16th Nov 12, 12:20 PM
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    • 16th Nov 12, 12:20 PM
    The flat upstairs from me has been empty for some time now, over 18 month ago someone went through the close loft and managed to get into the flat above me and stole the copper and at the same time flooded my house quite badly, that time the council gave me around £200 compensation(what a joke). Then in September the same thing happened(entered through loft again) again ruining wallpaper, 2 carpets, lino,kitchen blinds, and bathroom curtain. They say they are not negligent but I say they are as an alarm should have been installed the first time that it happened(they have 1 in now). Ps. I live in Scotland
    Originally posted by pattyno1
    Hi PattyNo1 - our CAB representatives are only covering England & Wales at the moment. We'd recommend contacting your CAB Helpline or your local bureau up in Scotland to see if they can help on this. Here are the links to the websites for more information -

    - Citizens Advice Direct Helpline in Scotland

    - local bureau in Scotland.
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    • By agrinnall 16th Nov 12, 6:32 PM
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    • 16th Nov 12, 6:32 PM
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    • 16th Nov 12, 6:32 PM
    It's not clear from your post, does that empty flat belong to the council? If not, then I don't see what they have to do with it, or why they would have given you compensation in the first place. If it is a council property then go to your councillor and ask him/her to investigate why a flat has been left unoccupied for so long, when I'm sure there will be a lengthy waiting list.
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 17th Nov 12, 10:59 PM
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    • 17th Nov 12, 10:59 PM
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    • 17th Nov 12, 10:59 PM
    Do you have contents insurance? This should cover the damage.
    Declutterbug-in-progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
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