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« on: November 07, 2019, 11:26:46 AM »

Hello everyone,

Iíve read the ďnew members please readĒ and will comply

So the flat above mine has had a slow intermittent leak staining my ceiling for around 2 years now.
The landlord above has made no effort to correspond with me despite all my efforts and using every method.
The management company say itís nothing to do with them as itís a dispute between landlords and nothing to do with any communal area.
I eventually went through the councilís environmental health dept.
They were very helpful and ended up serving her a notice.

However I donít even think any postal address held for her is up to date as everything was ignored, the council managed to make contact after the flat was advertised to be re-let.

She says the leak has been fixed.

But still refuses to converse with me regarding fixing my ceiling.

Does anyone have any experience or advice for this situation?

Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 11:42:30 AM »

I had bad staining and floor damage caused by the flat above one of my rentals.It was not worth claiming on insurance,and the woman was a pain to deal with,so I got it sorted.I sent her an invoice showing my costs,did not expect or get a response.It might be easier (if the leak is indeed repaired)to let it go. Sticks in the throat though.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 01:23:16 PM »

I've had a similar problem with the same result, landlord never contacted me and we had to make good on our property as best we can. And trust in Karma
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 01:36:48 PM »

Itíll probably go the same way.. and itís probably not even that expensive..

But the principle really grinds me...

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 02:19:39 PM »

But the principle really grinds me...

If you let it bother you, you're paying for it twice.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 02:47:48 PM »

But the principle really grinds me...

If you let it bother you, you're paying for it twice.
But the principle really grinds me...

If you let it bother you, you're paying for it twice.


This guys wins...
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2020, 03:45:57 PM »

So in the interest of keeping up forum guidelines, hereís an update.

I got a correspondence address for the landlords and have filed a claim with small claims court.
This seems to have got their attention, however they are trying to partly contest the claim.
Will see what happens next.

Anyone have any experiences with cost of repairing a damp patch in a ceiling?
I believe it has to be primed, dried then painted.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 03:53:53 PM »

Surely, it's a stain left over from where damp was?

And, yeah, paint (possibly specialist, like some kind of damp seal or something from Zinsser) and patience... possibly a number of coats... I had a bad leak from a flat roof in my own home - seven coats of emulsion once it had dried out. But you get there in the end... I think that was a) a severe example and b) I did not go in with anything specialist - just typical brilliant white matt.
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 04:31:57 PM »

Yes it is a stain left over from the leak..

And I have heard they can be stubborn.

Anyway will update with progress as it happens
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 04:47:48 PM »

https://www.zinsseruk.com/product/cover-stain/
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 06:00:26 PM »

You can't make a claim for a loss you haven't incurred, so you should correct the problem and then claim.
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