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    Council and water leak in private owned flat

    I own a flat in a block which is council maintained. Some of the flats still belong to council and some are private owned.
    A few months ago I discovered water coming through a wall, only when it rained. I've checked all my internal pipes and no leaks. So I contacted the council and after a few months, due to lockdown etc, they did put scaffold up. There is nobody living in the flat at the moment and anytime I've visited I havn't seen any workmen about. Today I notice the scaffold is down, but I'm sure the leak is still there. Nobody from the council has contacted me to ask where the leak is or explain what they have done. I will email them tomorrow but I'm at a loss to know where I stand. There is quite a lot of damage inside the flat now as water has been coming in for so long. I notice fungus starting to appear, so I think once the leak is stopped I am going to be left with a lot to do.

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    It's the usual story. Councils delight in abusing asserting their power to the detriment of tenants and landlords,
    fail to fulfil their role in dealing with freeholders,
    but are themselves the worst possible landlords and lessors.

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