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    Worried About Our Ceiling Collapsing

    Hi There, i really hope i am posting this is the right place.
    We are in a ground floor flat, which is a 3 story building block, which was built in the 1960s by the council, i have been in the flat for about 11 years now, so i know every noise that i hear,
    but just lately since around xmas i have been hearing a very weird cracklin noise coming from our ceiling which i never ever heard before, it took me a couple of weeks to figure out where it was coming from, at first the noise was fairly low, but now when i hear it it can be quite loud at times, enough that my little 2 year old heard it, and last night, i jumped out of my sofa, because i was that worried about the noise, we have inspected the ceiling and there is a crack that goes right accross the ceiling and goes about 6 inches down the wall to the top of the door, and in the hall when i opened the door there is a crack on the ceiling which goes down the wall too, the same 6inches, to the top of the door, i am not sure how long the cracks have been there, i know my hubby painted over the cracks last time we decorated but they seem to have come through again, wuite a bit
    after hearing the strange crackling noise i did call the landlord and he came to see the crack, and i didnt feel any better, because he said that he would be more worried if the crack was down the wall, (well erm there is a crack there) and he thought it could be laminate flooring, but its not that because i would rec that sound, also the noise can happen at any time, even when its all quiet at night or during the day, the noise can happen a few times a day, but with the tv on and kids making a noise it might be happening more often, but we probably dont notice it.
    the landlord did say to keep listening and if i am worried again to call him,

    can anyone please give me any advice what i signs i should be looking out for in the flat, and what the noises should sound like? i do worry about the safety of my family, i have looked around the internet but the stuff i have found is mostly for houses, so the ceiling is made different, ours is concrete with steal beams or something like that
    i would appreciate any help anyone could give me, and i really want to thank you for reading this post

    shell

    #2
    Is the council still the freeholder? Maybe you could phone them tomorrow?

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      #3
      Have you written to your landlord reporting these problems? If not, do so, keep copy.

      Is landlord council or private landlord?
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        Evening and welcome to the forum,

        Can you take photos and post them online?

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