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I had a problem with the roof of the kitchen of the house I

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I had a problem with the roof of the kitchen of the house I own. Water has run off it, on to my neighbour's roof and entered her property. When I made a claim with my insurance company I was told that they would not pay for any repair work to my house. My roofer told me that the neighbour's roof had not been constructed properly and so it was letting in rain. The neighbour now expects me to pay a contribution to the internal repair of her house. I have advised her that her roof is at fault too but did indicate that I would pay a good will sum (I was considering £100 to £150). If I pay this money, am I admitting liability and making myself legally liable for additional demands for money, or would my offer be legally seen as merely a good will gesture.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this for you.
As long as you make it clear (and it should be in writing) that you are making the payment as a goodwill gesture and without any admission of liability then you will not be admitting responsibility by making the payment.
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