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Hello Kirsty my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Just to be clear the loss is £960 in total. What other losses have you suffered please?Alex
If he does not claim or does not pay then you can sue. This is because had it not been for the leak then you would not have suffered a loss.
It is handy that the leaseholder is also the freeholder.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a payment (to include loss of rent) within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not pay you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Correct you claim damages and loss of earnings. You dont need to pay the excess, its not your fault. Or you can and add it to your claim.
Does that clarify? Alex
If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go today please, otherwise the site does not credit me for the time spent with you today. Thanks and good luck. Alex
We can speak briefly yes.
Sadly not. I can call you but it's an additional service.
Your ceiling is fine, you can do that. But the freeholder doesn't have to allow access to other parts. Alex