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My neighbour has recently had their loft converted and

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Hello. My neighbour has recently had their loft converted and I believe they may have caused damage to my wall ties. Am I within my rights to ask them to pay for a survey of my loft for any damage? Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
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ok, thanks

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Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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What makes you believe that the tiles have been damaged please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello Alex. There has been outward movement of my outside wall which may indicate that the ties (bolts which are inserted into the inside and outside walls and connected to each other by cable) may have been damaged.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Can't you get a roofer to look?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It isn't the roof tiles. It is the "ties" which are hidden in the walls and the beams in the loft. Would require a professional surveyor to assess.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok.But you dont know as yet if there is any damage. I think you have to pay for this yourself and if there is no damage, then sadly suffer the cost. If there is damage then you can claim for putting the work right AND the cost of the report.
But if you got a report and there was nothing wrong, then it would be unfair to expect them to pay for it. Does that make sense?
I am sorry if this is not necessarily 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 about this today please?
Alex
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hello Alex. Further to the above, my neighbour did not serve me with a party wall notice. Does this change the situation at all?