Roof damage semi detached

Our semi detached neighbour had a leak in bathroom which adjoins our landing wall. Roofers came recommended by letting agents and fixed their side and we asked to inspect ours whilst up there and said ours was fine. A couple of days after they finished, we found that this landing wall had damp patches (just been newly decorated) and now it is lifting the lining paper off the wall and a fine crack has now appeared. We have reported to letting agents and roofer (roofer has not responded to countless emails and voice messages). Where do we stand as we now have to get this big damp patch fixed and roof repaired before it gets worse

Asked by Jean on 13th Apr 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Hello , I would have thought the estate agents would help and have the roofers return to sort the issue . Other than that you would have to source a decent tradesman to sort the issue before it escalates .
I would pay tradesman then send a bill to the estate agents ( unlikely they would pay though ) You could inform them you will go to small claims that may make them compensate you for the works ."
Answered on 13th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"Hi Jean if you have got water coming in that means that the repair has worked. If the leak was happening for a while before it was fixed then it would take about a month or so to dry out before decorating and a stain blocking paint is recommended before painting it.kind regards Dominic"
Answered on 13th Apr 2023 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"Hi , what I would do is get someone round and get it sorted before it gets any worse than it is , because you might get the blame for not reporting it sooner then send them the invoice to pay , or get an estimate from the roofer and tell the landlord the price the work is going to cost, and say if you wait longer the more damage will be and the cost !! Hope this helps you ."
Answered on 13th Apr 2023 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
"Damaged may have been caused by lifting you tiles so they could fejt and battern nect door they should make sure they did a good bonding join"
Answered on 1st May 2023 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Could be that the repair on the neighbours side has caused the water to redirect to your side. You'd be best off getting another roofing contractor to check the cause so you know if the previous roofer was at fault or not and to also get them to provide you with a quote. If you have home insurance then would ve a good idea to give then a call and get there help and advice."
Answered on 2nd Jun 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"In this situation, your best course of action would be to
consult with a legal professional who specializes in
landlord-tenant disputes or contract law. They will
be able to provide you with advice tailored to your
specific circumstances.
Here are a few general steps you can consider
1. Document the issue: Take photos of the damp
patches, lifting lining paper, and the crack that
has appeared. Make sure to keep records of any
communication you have had with the letting
agents and the roofer, including emails and
voice messages.
2. Review your tenancy agreement: Check your
tenancy agreement to see if there are any
clauses or provisions related to repairs and
maintenance. This will help This will help you understand the
responsibilities of both the landlord and the
tenant in such situations.
3. Communicate with the letting agents: Continue
to communicate with the letting agents and
inform them about the issue you discovered
after the roofers completed their work. Provide
them with the evidence you have collected and
request that they take action to address the
4. Seek legal advice: If the letting agents do not
respond or if you are unsatisfied with their
response, it may be necessary to consult with a
lawyer who can guide you through the legal
process. They can review your situation, advise
you on your rights and options, and help you
communicate with the relevant parties.

Remember, laws regarding landlord-tenant
relationships can vary depending on your
jurisdiction. It's essential to consult a legal
professional who can provide advice based on the
specific laws and regulations applicable to your
situation. All the best. Arkadiusz."
Answered on 21st May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Hi I'm Sonny from st roofing I would like to help if I can. I could come and asses the damage and work done. I could write you a report so you have something in writing. we could also resolve the situation then you could claim against the company or your to redeem the money list. Do not hesitate to get in touch cheers"
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"As a builder, it sounds like the leak from your neighbor's bathroom may have caused damage to your landing wall, despite the roofers saying that your side was fine. If the roofer has not responded to your messages, you may want to consider getting a second opinion from another roofing professional to assess the extent of the damage and determine if the original repairs were done properly. You should also continue to follow up with the letting agents and the original roofer to try to resolve the issue and seek compensation for any necessary repairs."
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"I would take the roofer to trading standards as he told you the property would be fine and wouldn’t cause any issues"
Answered on 2nd Aug 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"It is possible that the original leak has not been dried out completely and may need a dehumidifier to help with regards the original leak and all matters in regards to the repair of the roof I can only advise that in the future always be able to be guaranteed that the company or roofer is a member of a registered organisation that will guarantee all works are carried out to the satisfaction of the client

Good luck with your repair and sorry for any inconvenience caused by this issue

Richard Hepburn on behalf of kingsknowe joinery and all trades"
Answered on 28th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
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