Leak from property above my flat - liability query
Other

Member
Member
0 Thanks
6 Posts
11 years ago
0
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.

Thanks

Please Login

You must be logged in to participate in our forums, to continue please login below.

Not a member? From only £99 you can join in the discussion and get access to member's only resources and services.

As the home for landlords, the NRLA are here to help you save time, save money, and stay compliant. NRLA membership gives you access to a vast range of expertise, resources, and exclusive member benefits and savings, designed to help and empower members. We also play a pivotal role in campaigning and championing the interests of landlords.