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    Damp Proof Course what have been your experiences with applying for planning and listed building consent for a modern damp proof course where there is not one already and the groundfloor flat is damp?

    #2
    There are lots of reasons why the ground floor flat might be damp... leaking pipes, floor below ground level, blocked gutters or drains, garden soil up against the outside wall, ....
    A modern DPC will be of no use in such cases. What makes you think that this is what is needed?

    A structural engineer's report might help your case.

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      #3
      Originally posted by bluebonnie View Post
      There are lots of reasons why the ground floor flat might be damp... leaking pipes, floor below ground level, blocked gutters or drains, garden soil up against the outside wall, ....
      A modern DPC will be of no use in such cases. What makes you think that this is what is needed?

      A structural engineer's report might help your case.
      Thank you bluebonnie so far we are trying to find the cause, so far we are aware that the building is old and never had a DPC installed, ground is higher on external wall compared to inner wall which is stone and a DPC can not be injected in to stone, bricks only apparently. External ground not owned by freeholder so cant dig a trench unfortunately. Cement render on external wall so could be trapping water when it rains, a rotten window cill near area which may not be helping. Brick repointing needs doing in one place. Damp basement with no tanking and place feels damp, clothes starting to smell and mole appearing on lower part of walls and salts.

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        #4
        Is the lower part of the wall at least 150mm above ground level? If not a DPC is not really an option. (I'm not quite clear about the ground is higher sentence, but it sounds like it means that the damp wall is below ground level.)

        In any case, my feeling would be that, on an old building, a lack of DPC is caveat emptor, but blown render would be a freeholder responsibility.

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          #5
          Yes agree with you leaseholder 64 however the leaseholder was told by his surveyor that a DPC would do the trick so to speak however this advice can not be followed as listed building consent is required which would not be given as a modern DPC for a listed building would be a BIG no no and seen as criminal damage to a listed building.

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