Damp proofing work to be carried out

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2 weeks ago

I have had an official Damp Report by a Damp Proofing Expert. The company have provided me with a specific Action Plan and Specific treatments which must be used. It also specifies that my neighbours must be informed of the date the old plaster will be removed and the date when the chemical treatment will be poured into the wall spaces. The neighbours are advised to remove any items hanging on the adjoining walls. Thereby avoiding these wall mounted objects from falling to the ground and breaking. Please can you advise me where I maybe able to obtain such a letter. Or would this explanation be adequate.

I have briefly discussed the likely time scale associated with the completion of the work. My tenants feel it will not be possible to live in the house whilst the work is being carried out. Therefore they have made enquiries for temporary alternative accommodation. For 2 to 3 weeks.

I believe this is fair and intend to offer them one month rent free during the work period.

I have been advised, by the Damp Proofing company, that the freshly re-plastered walls should not be painted for 2 months. Furthermore, wall tiles should not be laid on re-plastered walls for two months after re-plastering is complete.

This is a very large and complex job. I have to also replace all floor level kitchen units.

I need to provide my tenants with all the above information. Do I have to have this document produced by a Solicitor or Solicitor's clerk, or would this version meet the necessary criteria.

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