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Where is the crack?
How has the crack come about?
Who else shares the soilstack?
Is it in the part used byanyone else or is this part used exclusively by you?
What does your lease sayabout your responsibility to repair this?
How much will it cost to fix?
in the boss pipe connector.
soil pipe is hidden between my bathroom wall and the common parts corridor.
no i dea how the crack occurred since the pipe is hidden.
the soil stack is shared by flats above and below me.
this boss connector is for connection to my amenities.
fixing the problem requires cutting the communal soil stack above and below the connector and then replacing the connector.
I own share of freehold.
cost to fix is approx £500-750
Boss pipeconnector is a generic term. It is a join in the main stack which allowsanother pipe to enter from the side.
I need toknow whereabouts it is cracked? In the main body or in the branch which goesoff to your flat?
i have tried to send photos but it is not working. where cna i send photos to?
I have tried to send photos but will not allow me to send from this server (whatever that means). where can i send photos to?
Put my name and UK law and send to [email protected]
It is fwd manually so can take up to 24hrs to arrive
It hasn't arrived. It happens from time to time.
Can u pls send to
touchwoodsden at yahoo dot co dot uk.
I will respond back on this thread
Ihave the photographs. They arrived yesterday. I apologise for being so longgetting back to you.
Ifyou are in the top flat I think there is an argument that only you use this by.If you are in a lower flat I don't think there can be any argument that this isnot shared fitting although there is a very (not very good) argument that onlyyou have the benefit of the connector, otherwise it would be a straight pipe.
Onthese facts, I think it is the freeholders responsibility to repair and if thefreeholder will not repair it, then I think you sue the freeholder and it wouldbe for the freeholder to refer it to their insurance company and the insurancecompany to deal, either paying the claim or arguing the toss with your owninsurance company.
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