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If this was a negligent installation by the roofing contractor then they are liable.
Sadly you dont have any claim directly against them as you have no contract.
However the Council has liability as I assume they instructed them.
Therefore you can sue the Council and the Council can counter sue the roofing contractor.
So the Council are liable to you in the first instance.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you for your response. I was wondering if the length of time that the work was first undertaken would discount the contractor as being liable.
They have a cause of action up to 6 years for breach of contract, so quite a long time.
But in any event you wont be liable, the Council should be resolving the roof, its their structure after all
Does this clarify?
I am pleased to hear that the cause of action is for such a long period. Should i be liaise soley with the council or with the school governors where i currently am instructed to communicate. The council are wriggly out of this claim currently. The contractors fullfilled the last claim but they were on site at the time. I have no contact details for the contractors.
Whoever your Landlord is, that is who you need to liaise with. I suspect the Council
So whoever is your Landlord.
Does that help?
Landlord is the head teacher who is in Spain!!
But did the head sign it on behalf of the school - if so then the governors are your Landlord.
If she signed it on behalf of the Council, then they are the Landlord.
Based on what you say, I think probably the school.
Which is of course funded by the Council. But if that is the case the school would be the Landlord so governors.
Thanks for your help. I think that the governors are currently the go to guys. If I need a solicitor to fight the council on this... what type of solicitor would be able to take this on?
Just a regulator Landlord and Tenant Solicitor
You can find one locally:
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Many thanks for all your help.
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