As we understand it the the property developer went into liquidation shortly after it finished construction of the tower, in 2009. Its assets passed to a subsidiary called Plumdean Ltd, from whom we purchased the property.
The repairs are estimated to cost £300.
We had a valuation survey undertaken only, for the purposes of our mortgage. We were advised we didn't need anything more than this as it was a new build property.
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We have a copy of a Zurich Building Period Certificate, which I presume is a valid certificate as our conveyancing solicitor indicated no problems with it. Similarly we have a photocopy of an NHBC final certificate. However, in both instances the standard 2 year period for most items being covered has past some time ago as the building was not occupied fully for several years.
These are all that we have been provided with in the form of warranty documents.
A plumber that came to inspect the source of the leak indicated that the problem was caused by a poor fitting of a plastic connection. The implication is that it has always been faulty and is not as a result of our recent use of the shower.
Our property information indicated we would be purchasing the flat 'sold as seen'. Nothing was mentioned as being in anything but good working order - we were not told that we would have any work to undertake for known problems.
I appreciate that sold as seen would imply that we take what we get, however we had no reasonable way of identifying the leak, and indeed would not know of it if it were not for a plumber coming and taking apart our bathroom.
- I have checked with my partner and she is under the impression that we did not receive a property information form. Certainly looking at an online proforma I do not recall ever seeing such a document.