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    Roofers

    We had our roof replaced 2 years ago and our neighbor has decided to now say she has water ingress and a damp patch, we have paid half towards a new lining for her gutter , now she has said that she has had a charted surveyor to say we have breeched the the law by not issuing a party wall notice . What can we do ?

    Asked by Craig on 31st Jan 2022
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    T&b roofing

    "In my opinion get another roofer out to view the problem and see what the issue is and get it resolved that way"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    ELECTRICAL PL London

    "the best thing is to find the common language and repair it because mistakes are made during the works"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    B l home improvements

    "A change of roof covering will not come within the scope of the Party Wall Act so no agreement is required

    If it’s been 2 year and just now she’s getting problems that sounds like to me she wants you to pay for her roof"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
    Daley thurtle

    "As long as the new felt that you have installed has gone over at least one rafter onto their side you should be fine! They're trying to get money from you to help with the cost of hers!"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    D ROOFING LTD

    "Would be best to get another opinion from a roofer sounds like the bonding joints between the 2 houses"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Via Project 1 Ltd t/a one 9 scaffolding & Roofing

    "A change of roof covering will not come within the scope of the Party Wall Act so no agreement is required.

    There is a Party roof/party structure which is the part I presume your neighbour is referring to

    Party Roof means any roof built as part of the original construction of two or more Homes, which Homes are connected by one or more Party Walls.

    The right of any Owners to contribute for the cost and expenses in the repair, maintenance and/or restoration of any Party Wall or Party Roof, Party Structure, or other structure, shall be appurtenant to the land and shall pass to such owner's successors in title.

    My advice being a chartered building surveyor would be to both agree to appoint an independent roofing company to report on the damage and the cost to remedial it if it's caused by the works you had done to your roof."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    The Roofing Repair Specialist's

    "If the partition wall wasn't altered there is no reason to notify anyone if you had the roof renewed 2 years ago and now they have a leak that's quite a long time surely there would have been an issue before now, most surveyors are no good they won't get up on the roof and inspect it properly they've never done a day on the tools in their life and read from a book of guidelines that cannot always be met due to situations of window placements (just an example) etc, what makes a good builder or roofer is someone who can get around these issues we come across on a daily whilst keeping it watertight and safe and keeping to regulations where possible, if you have already paid for the gutter relining I would hire a good roofer to come and investigate and quote for the work and maybe if you want to go halves on the cost which is more than fair, we hope you resolve your issue 😊"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Century Roofing

    "in my opinion, get another roofer to have a good look at whats going on"

    Answered on 1st Feb 2022 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Roof Masters

    "To raise any complaints after 2yrs is obviously a ploy to trick you into paying for neighbours roofs to be fixed. Stand your ground on this and refuse any blame, please. This situation is not uncommon unfortunately so good luck"

    Answered on 10th Feb 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Chchurchill builders ltd

    "I would get your own roofer to inspect the property and get their diagnosis
    Before going any further?"

    Answered on 2nd Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

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