Leak from property above my flat - liability query

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11 years ago
Thanks for the reply, but I don't understand why the letting agent for the upstairs flat is saying they won't pay in the first place. I see no reason why my insurance company should pay, and I am pretty certain that it should be the insurers for the upstairs flat that should pay.

When I had the reverse situation in one of my other properties, where a faulty ballcock caused a leak which affected the downstairs flat, I was advised that it was my liability, and I had to claim against my insurance for the damage to the flat downstairs. I had no difficulty in claiming then.

I'd be grateful for any more feedback specifically giving me information regarding whether or not the letting agent for the upstairs flat is correct in saying that they are not liable.


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