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When did you purchase it?
Did you have a survey on the house please?
we purchased the house 22yrs ago yes it was surveyed
Its bad news I am afraid.
If there had been any liability you would have needed to bring a claim within 5 years as per the Limitation Act 1980
As this is over this time you are significantly out of time
I am sorry if this is not the answer you are after and certainly not the one I want to give you, but based on what you have said, this is the legal position
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?