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    Hi,

    I have a flat in an 7/8 year old block. We recently had a report done on the windows and found defects originating from construction. We only had a valuation survey. Do we have any redress to the construction company or bulding regs. Thoughts please?

    Stan

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    Originally posted by stan1357 View Post
    Hi,

    I have a flat in an 7/8 year old block. We recently had a report done on the windows and found defects originating from construction. We only had a valuation survey. Do we have any redress to the construction company or bulding regs. Thoughts please?

    Stan
    I think snagging defects should have been reported by the first buyer of the new flat within 6 months from completion date to builder/developer for correction.

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      #3
      What are the defects?
      Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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        #4
        the external sills fitted so as to slop inwards thus causing water ingress, plus no sealant. The external gaskets are on the inside and visa verse, the external gaskets are falling out and not fitted correctly, the external sills are rusting, externals sills not properly treated and rusting.

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          #5
          Contact your local Trading Standards for advice.

          Get a solicitor to write to the construction company and ask them for repair. If its a National Builder, they may be persuaded to fix the problem for you to protect their reputation.

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            #6
            Might it be covered under any possible NHBC guarantee - years 3-10 here...

            http://www.nhbc.co.uk/Warrantiesandc...uildmarkcover/

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              #7
              It won't be covered under the NHBC.

              I am assuming that you aren't the first owner and therefore your prospects for claiming against the original builder or developer are limited. That said contact the freeholder or agent and look at the manuals as the windows may be under a long term guarantee or warranty.

              Is the freeholder the original developer/builder, if so then you may have the ability to reduce the service charge cost of their repairs.

              Do other windows suffer from the same problem? A shared cost of action makes it more feasible.
              Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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