Hello my name is***** will help you with this.
Do you know if they knew about the defect?
Ok - you need to write to the Council and ask for a copy of their inspection scheme.
It may say that they only intervene if a defect is over 35mm and they inspection every 2 months.
So if they inspected during their prescribed period and it was below intervention level they won't be liable.If it became a higher actionable defect after inspection but before the next inspection and they didn't know about it, they will not be liable.
It would be only if they knew about it, or it was above intervention level would they be liable.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
You want to instruct me directly to pursue a claim for you, is that right?
You may have misunderstood the remit of this site - it is an online question and answer service only.
We can not take cases on for you. I can tell you what to do and whether you have a claim - but I can not contact the Council, nor pursue a claim for you.
However I have outlined above whether or not you would have a claim and I will repeat it below for your attention:
You need to write to the Council and ask for a copy of their inspection scheme.
Very well. Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday.