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    Building damage?

    I have noticed that one of the 3 blocks has some studs hammered into the brickwork in one corner. There are also cracks running down the bricks. I am guessing that these studs are markers made by an engineer at some point, suggesting a structural issue maybe.
    In the event that any further opening of these cracks appear, would I be correct in assuming that this would be an insurance issue, not affecting leaseholders??

    #2
    It would only be an insurance issue if the freeholder has an adequate policy covering it. The best thing is for the freeholder or managing agent to instruct an engineer who will put movement detectors on the property and see if there is any movement. It could be historical.

    All leaseholders pay in the end, with increased service charge.

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      #3
      Within the service charge there is of course a charge for Insurance. Presume if any work ever needs doing it would come from that Insurance policy? And then possibly an increase in future Insurance cost

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        #4
        Not to put a damper on things, but insurance is for accidents / unforseen occurences / trees falling on building / cars.- etc

        Insurance does not cover for deliberate acts which caused a fault.
        Thats why why drill round holes in bricks, put a plug in it then screw though the plug.
        No sharp edges banged into a brick.

        It's not an accident, not unforseen occurences, but a deliberate act for purposes we are not sure on, at present.

        If these are markers, then any resultant replacement of the bricks is a small price for the leaseholders to pay for replacement.

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