Ex-council flat corroded pipes serving 14 floors leaking?Make Text Bigger
I bought the ex-council flat for rental in 2006. Recently it was reported to us by the Lettings Agent that the copper pipe leading from the main stack into our flat is leaking. The stack is for all the blocks and there are 14 floors. On further investigation the copper pipe was completely corroded to the touch and there is asbestos present, covering the main stack.
From the water tank on the roof feeding the whole block the pipe running down by the stack, into the kitchen is also leaking.
I have spoken to the Council, but they claimed it’s not their responsibility. The service charge insurance claims they are only responsible for water damages to the flat.
Help please, is it the leaseholders responsibility as the Council claims or anything to do with the stack is the Council’s responsibilities?
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