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What is your question please?
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What is it you want to achieve please?
1. Does this actually break the law? Yes
2. What laws does this break? It is an offence under Building Act 1984
3. Do I have a case to bring this as a law suit to claim any money? Only if you have suffered a loss. If you have not suffered a loss then you have no claim.
A court only awards money to put you back into the position you would have been in, should this not have occurred. So, if for example, you had been in an accident and the damage was £1000 - this would be your loss.
However here, if there has been a breach but you personally have not suffered any loss, there will be no claim
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Correct, because you have not suffered a loss.
Unless you were injured or suffered harm as a result, you are not entitled to compensation
I am sorry if that is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.Can I clarify anything for you at all?
It would be for the Council to prosecute this offence.
You can not as you are the tenant and have no regulatory power to do so.
But speak with the Council - they may be able to progress this for you
Does that clarify?
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