Having a defective roof can lead to all sorts of issues. A roof should consist of strength, stability, durability, thermal efficiency and be weather proof. Roof defects are difficult to spot until it’s too late. Typical defects include:
Not all leaks from your roof are the same, the most obvious water pouring through a ceiling. Most leaks occur over time and leave certain signs such as mould or dampness in ceilings. Moisture or small droplets of water from walls are also a clear sign of a leak.
Although defective guttering might not cause a roof to leak it is and early sign of poor roof maintenance. Debris can cause water to pool in your guttering which overflows and causes dripping in and around the property. Missing tiles can also clog up your guttering and this can likely lead to a defective roof.
Poorly installed lead flashing will certainly cause leaks. Flashing is used to seal areas around chimney’s, skylights, vent pipes and the like. If the seals are incorrectly installed water will work its way into them. Flashing can also be damaged over time. Cracks can appear due to weathering issues and leaks can occur.
Here at Helpline 4U we can offer advice on the best course of action to take 07541 281 120. If you have asked your landlord to make the repairs but nothing has been done, we can help!
You should not have to live in these conditions if you are renting a property. Your landlord must take responsibility to ensure any defective roof issues are repaired without delay.
What is a Housing Disrepair Claim?
If you rent your home, then your landlord is responsible for making repairs on the property. If they fail to do so, then you’re eligible to make a housing disrepair claim against them for any damages, including personal injury, which may arise as a result of the disrepair.