I have a BTL 3bed mid terrace house in Barking & Dagenham Borough & in 2015 the neighbour build a Dormer & never sought Partywall Act etc.
I did employ my own Partywall chap & attempted to get back costs to no avail, yet i did get a leak through my roof due to the sub-standard dormer built, i have had many roofers state their dormer is very bad and why yet the Council is just not interested!
I am left for years with a leak and no Licence, hence no tenants and no rent and still have a leak.
I have complained to Building Control & Planning not to mention the Licence team to no avail, i further requested Building control do a site visit to re-inspect their works they signed off yet they will not, i further contacted the local councillor to no avail and i feel i am experiencing total system incompetence and i normally get £1,400 p/m rent and have been getting £0 rent for over 2yrs and still no resolution.
The neighbour is also a Landlord and doesn’t care and apparently knows someone on the inside as this dormer is that bad that it sits proud of the ridge line, felt roof not even stuck down, wrong lead codes, cheeks wrong, apron wrong, flashings wrong and so on…
If there’s anyone out there who knows of anything i can do to force the hand of the council to take responsibility for signing off the building works for instance i feel that would break the back of the issue hence to get a resolution being the works to be rectified so that i can re-plaster the walls and ceiling and get a licence which means then a tenant hence i can get rent as i feel im going insane here, any help would be most appreciated indeed.