Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago 39
I purchased a first floor flat beginning of August, it was completely redecorated, carpeted and prepared for letting and a tenant moved in 24th August.
A week later the guy renting in the flat below told my tenant that there is a leak in his ceiling from my flat above. Upon inspection the leak has clearly been going on for some considerable time – mature mold growth, etc.
I’ve been approached by the management company to fix the leak, however, I understand that this is my responsibility now to do so but I feel aggrieved that as this leak has been going on some time before I purchased the property and that the guy below knew of the leaks existence this should of been reported by him beforehand and the previous owner should of repaired it.
I had no idea of the leak myself as it is an internal leak somewhere within the walls/floorboards and not obvious from inside my flat.
Any advice gratefully welcome.
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