Reply To: Water damage – who is responsible?


Hi Peter,

I’m on the ground floor, the flood came from the Leaseholder on the first floor…Yes a council tennant’s flat was effected, plus there was water running down the stairwell and in the communal hallway on the ground floor. As mentioned above I called the council emergency services who sent out a caretaker, obviously he wouldn’t do anything to assist me but he did use a machine to suck up all the water in the communal areas. Engineers was out all day yesterday, they sent a letter to let everyone know that they would be turning the water off between 9am & 3pm. The flood most probably happened due the Leaseholder leaving a tap on/open (which is fine when the water is off), but no so great after 3pm when the engineers turned the mains back on…

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