It seems that all the writing and speaking to the neighbour the path down, is a waste of time. For that reason, it is probably time to get a solicitor to write to the neighbour saying to get this put right and that if it’s not put right, you will be taking them to court to get a court order to get it put right and a court order for compensation in respect of the cost of the damage to the property.
Tell the solicitor not to waste time in copious correspondence. One letter and if that doesn’t work, court proceedings.
You are going to need a quotation (not an estimate) for the cost of repairing the damage to your parents property.
Your parents claim against the neighbour is in nuisance and common law negligence.
Check your parents house insurances to see if they have legal expenses cover that would possibly pay for the legal costs of taking this to court.
Hopefully, a really robust solicitors letter will do the trick without the need for court.
The most important thing here is that you do have an experts report confirming that the damp course has been breached and that the breach is as a result of the work which has been negligently carried out by the neighbour.
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