Broken guttering on neighbour property causing me problems

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10:36 AM, 9th November 2014
About 4 years ago

Broken guttering on neighbour property causing me problems

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Broken guttering on neighbour property causing me problems

The property adjoining mine has broken guttering and this is allowing water into their property and damp into mine. Broken guttering on neighbour property causing me problems

The landlord of that property has been made aware of this several times.

What action can I take as it is badly affecting my property.

Thanks

Andy



Comments

Mark Alexander

10:39 AM, 9th November 2014
About 4 years ago

Hi Andy

You can get some free initial advice from Mark Smith - see >>> http://www.property118.com/member/?id=1945

Ask him how much he would charge to write a scary letter to your neighbour
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All BankersAreBarstewards Smith

11:46 AM, 9th November 2014
About 4 years ago

offer to pay half the bill for repairs

ian

11:48 AM, 9th November 2014
About 4 years ago

I know it go's against the grain sometimes its less stressful & cheaper in the long run to get jobs fixed yourself, as there will be more damage to your property, will end up a bigger job anyway the longer it go's on.

Ian Cognito

15:27 PM, 10th November 2014
About 4 years ago

You haven't provided a great deal of information.

If water is entering the adjoining property, then it should be doing more damage there than to yours. How have you contacted the landlord/owner of that property and what have you said to them? Has there been any response? Has the owner/landlord seen the leak and the damage it's causing? Is the property lived in, empty or derelict? If lived in, have you spoken to the inhabitants?

Jo Roebuck

15:56 PM, 10th November 2014
About 4 years ago

Yes the landlord has seen the damp and each time says he will do something about it, but doesn't. The property is lived in and the tenant has a lot of damp in the property and many things that a good landlord would see to, he does not. The tenant has also asked his landlord who we all see quite regularly.
Is there any one else I can report it to to get action??

Joe Bloggs

16:14 PM, 10th November 2014
About 4 years ago

try the council ASB team or EHO. i had a similar problem with a neighbour piling rubble against my fence. the council contacted the neighbour!
if not then take photographic evidence and sue under tort of nuisance but obviously last resort.

Jo Roebuck

16:23 PM, 10th November 2014
About 4 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Joe Bloggs" at "10/11/2014 - 16:14":

Thanks, will try the contacts first.


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