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Damp Newish House ?My Rights

Postby jamespatel » Sat May 05, 2007 8:44 am

I have a newish 3 storey townhouse (3 years old) which has suddenly developed a serious damp problem in the ground floor utility room. Last two weeks brown staining like a cut tree trunk (layered) to about 2 feet off the floor and i can put my thumb through the skirting board which feels like putty.

Had 2 seperate damp proofing companies and one plumber in to check it out and they say there is most likely a leak in the plumbing due to cheap materials and also that the actual brickwork/flooring has not been damp proofed properly by the builders and all are willing to provide written reports to that effect. This house built buy one of the largest home building companies in the midlands.

Builders warranty lasts 2 years so expired last year and NHBC don't want to know either as it's internal and not a load bearing wall, ground drainage etc.....

Have an appointment with the builders next week to discuss.

Do i have any rights to get them to fix it or provide part payment towards it for improper building in the first place.

Don't really want to get the solicitors involved as it will cost more than getting it fixed in the first place.
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Postby thedoctor » Sun May 06, 2007 9:24 am

Diydoctor cannot get involved in legal disputes in any way James and we would advise you very strongly to get any advice given on this forum checked by those with appropriate qualifications.
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