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How do you find out the information that his insurer believes it is wear and tear?
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From the circumstances given I suggest you dispute the neighbours comments because he has not provided any proof that the damage was caused by the works undertaken at your home 12 months ago.
I suggest you ask the neighbour to provide
Do you understand what I have stated so far if yes please let me know and I will proceed to the next step.
Ok maintain your position because if he provides solid proof then you will need this. The main reason is you will have to send the proof to the roofer that did the repairs as the roofer could be potentially liable for failure to carry out service with reasonable care and skill IF the damage to your neighbour was as a result of the works undertaken
I hope I have clarified the position if not please let me know.
Ok even though the builder may not be in business he may have had insurance which covered these sort of matters. That said before you get too bogged down with this situation I think your neighbour has to prove it was the works that caused the matter. Further I think you should aim to obtain the report from the insurer that said its wear and tear too.
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