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I have a shared property with a business neighbour in Blanefield

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I have a shared property with a business neighbour in Blanefield Scotland. Roof is in bad repair and I have offered to jointly share costs. Water damage in my side. Sent polite letter and emails. No response. How can I enforce repair.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Assuming there is a liability under the title deeds for joint liability in respect of the roof, you can get the work done and sue the neighbour for a half share.
Separately, even if it's non residential, if there is a danger to health or safety, the council do have the power to serve a statutory repairs notice if you can persuade them to do so.
Happy to discuss further.