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  1. I totally agree with you with copper and steel this one is a lead pipe and the burst pipe is probably due to burst welded lead pipe not sure if my English is clear enough LOL
  2. hello everybody yes the leak was in the hall. The pipe enters the house where there is the main stopcock (it is just under the stairs leading upstairs) then the pipe runs under the hall floor into the bathroom however their reply was: that the claim is not covered due to it being an internal leak and this is all you are looking to claim for is to repair the pipe. We are unable to cover the cost of repair of the pipe this is because when a pipe burst this is normally caused due to wear and tear which is a policy exclusion. I can reply that their policy booklet states: what is covered: escape of water and: we will pay up to 5000 for any one claim for the necessary costs that you incur in finding the sourse of damage to your home caused by escape of water there wasn't any wear and tear! if you are not paying for the escape of water and the cost of lifting flagstones and soil to supply and fit new pipeworks and re-instate flags and stones for which I am clearly entitled the policy makes no sense at all
  3. hello everybody Thank you for your replies The leak was after the internal stopcock and from the insurance booklet both look covered as it states: What is covered... g. Escape of water from, or the freezing of, fixed domestic water installations, or escape of oil from fixed domestic oil heating installations. What is not covered... • Loss or damage occurring when your home is unfurnished or unoccupied unless you have complied with the unoccupancy condition on page 43. • Damage caused by the escape of water from guttering, rainwater downpipes, roof valleys and gullies. • Where the escape of water causes, or is caused by subsidence or heave of the site on which your buildings stand or by landslip http://static.halifax.co.uk/assets/p...ons_policy.pdf however as you clearly stated the insurance is finding any reason to avoid paying Thanks again all I'll keep you posted Regards
  4. Thanks for your reply Richlist it is a terraced house, quite old the pipe is running from the main street under the slates in the front garden , then in the property under the tiles in the hall, and finally to the bathroom to the stopcock the leak was under the tiles in the hall so to keep the costs down we run a new pipe bypassing the burst one avoiding breaking the floors i hope it help to clarify better any idea what they need and what is it covered? many thanks
  5. hi everybodyI had a burst pipe and internal leak in the hallthe insurance keep asking:We need to know the location of the leak to help us understand if this is an issue with an underground service pipe or internal plumbing. is the leak before or after the internal stop valve?from the insurance booklet it states:What is covered... g. Escape of water from, or the freezing of, fixed domestic water installations, or escape of oil from fixed domestic oil heating installations. What is not covered... • Loss or damage occurring when your home is unfurnished or unoccupied unless you have complied with the unoccupancy condition on page 43. • Damage caused by the escape of water from guttering, rainwater downpipes, roof valleys and gullies. • Where the escape of water causes, or is caused by subsidence or heave of the site on which your buildings stand or by landsliphttp://static.halifax.co.uk/assets/p...ons_policy.pdfnot too sure what it is covered any idea?regards
  6. thanks for your reply I asked but they said no and advised me to find a solicitor then go to court. it will be difficult especially the contact details are not working and nobody knows if they are in the property or not their reply: We cannot do this as would be perceived as unlawful eviction, you will need to instruct a solicitor to deal with the matter as the section 8 notice expires 25/1/16. We can visit the property and look through the letterbox and window if possible but unable to go in with keys.
  7. Hi everybody The letting agency managing the property was collecting the rent from 2 tenants living in the house Then one tenant apparently moved out this was last November Then no rent received I tried to contact the phone numbers provided from the letting agency and the guy who replied with a text message said that he never lived in the property I have no idea how we can establish if the house is empty or somebody is living there Any idea how we can proceed? Many thanks Mark
  8. that guy is a joke especially because he keeps on saying job completed plese pay and the tenants confirms my idea about him tenants reported as following: Hi marco, Gutter has been done.... An he is coming to do the skirting boards on thursday they havent arrived yet. I made up with the work and all the jobs that have been done the house has been cleaned up after each one i cant fault him. Thanks
  9. checking with the tenants but I don't believe the skirting board have been fixed however got a text message asking for payment I can say unprofessional to be polite
  10. Thanks for your reply everything has been written by email: Hi Marco, Further to our telephone conversation today please see breakdown below : £ xx.00 Deposit received Thank you ! £ xx.00 To pay today ! (that I paid) £xx.00 left to pay on completion of all works ! Total price xxx0.00 including extras below £xx.00 for skimming the rest of the living room £xx.00 sorting out front guttering Also we are fitting a free trickle vent to the living room window to help with airflow to the room and also fitting new skirting boards for you free !! Kind Regards
  11. Hello everybody, question: Let's say that somebody is plastering then painting a livingroom for 1000 and he includes free skirting boards everything reported by email during the upgrading he asks for money at completion by but he finished only plastering and the living room has still to be painted you explain that the agreement was painting and plastering then the payment and he replies: you don't trust me so I don't fit the free skirting boards Can he decided to change the agreement? Many thanks
  12. hi everybody I saw a house sale agreed with the open door I called the estate agency advising but they didn't mind called the Belfast police but it was not considered an emergency and I was given a number for no emergency anybody can advise? Regards
  13. thanks a lot Melboy for your reply. I wish I could see the pics and I really appreciate your advise Mortitia. I will call the local council to have more details regarding building regs if anybody else has more details please share
  14. thanks for all your replies @Melboy I assume you have enough experience to assist me with another question usually, after removing ceiling clads in pine what do you usually find? boards? cement? panels? is it possible to plaster straight after or do you usually put some panels before re-plastering? many thanks
  15. Hello everybody, I have a house with 2 storeys in Belfast downstairs there are kitchen, living room and bathroom with ceilings made of wood upstairs only one bedroom has woods there is a electric cooker Is it possible to let it out or there is a regulation against wood ceilings? many thanks mark
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