Hi was wondering if anyone could enlighten me as to who is responsible for
the following situation:
I have moved into a flat conversion which is an old building. The flat is on
the 2nd floor with another above and below. Except for one of the bedrooms
which has a sloping roof. Next door there is another property adjoing my
flat. A small cupboard that I have is leaking quite badly, this actually
lies under a tiled roof that belongs to next door. This tiled roof adjoins
the party wall of the flat upstairs and part of the same development that I
am in. There is also a chimney breast that is mostly part of the roof of the
flat upstairs but is also part of this tiled roof from next
door............. Still following? The leak as far as I can see is coming
from the fact that there is no lead flashing between the tiled roof and the
external wall from the upstairs flat and that there is also no lead flashing
around the chimney breast.
Now the builders are still on site, but say its not their problem, the
developer (Golding Developments of Ipswich, Essex) passed it onto the next
door neighbour, who in fairness has tried to have a look at it but also says
its not his problem. I am still waiting for NHBC to be signed off.
So whos responsibility is it, mine/the builders/next door? and if not mine
what course of action do i need to take.
Hope you managed to follow and thanks for any advice