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AngelB
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Garage Wall

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Previous neighbour built a patio right up to our garage wall in 2020 during lockdown and it now appears to be above the dpc. We have just moved some items in the garage and they are damp and mouldy and the walls that have been painted the paint is peeling. Who would be liable for the damage and the adjustment of the patio, the new neighbours (they moved in a year ago) or previous?
Any advice on course of action would be appreciated.
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AngelB wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:07 pm Previous neighbour built a patio right up to our garage wall in 2020 during lockdown and it now appears to be above the dpc. We have just moved some items in the garage and they are damp and mouldy and the walls that have been painted the paint is peeling. Who would be liable for the damage and the adjustment of the patio, the new neighbours (they moved in a year ago) or previous?
Any advice on course of action would be appreciated
current neighbour may be found liable for damages caused from the date they’re made aware and beyond - have you informed them of the situation?
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Thank you for your response.
No we haven’t made them aware yet as we only discovered the extent of the damp yesterday. Have had to dispose of many things due to mould etc.
Also not sure on how to approach them as we don’t want to come across as nasty neighbours pointing fingers.
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AngelB wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:29 am Thank you for your response.
No we haven’t made them aware yet as we only discovered the extent of the damp yesterday. Have had to dispose of many things due to mould etc.
Also not sure on how to approach them as we don’t want to come across as nasty neighbours pointing fingers.
It's not pointing fingers. It's pointing out facts that the only way to remedy the damp is for them to make a gap.
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Short term you can paint on a tanking coat on the lower bricks on the inside , which is basically a concrete slurry mixed with mortar waterproofer. This is a cheap and easy solution which will prevent moisture getting into the garage causing further items being damaged .

Long term however unless the bricks are engineering type bricks which are designed to sit in environments with lots of moisture they will over time become damaged so that long term a solution will be required
Any information provided is not legal advice and you are advised to gain a professional opinion
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