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    • We have a damp problem in a party wall in a Victorian terrace.  Both I and my neighbour have single storey extensions at the back (actually the front, but the back as originally built...) with roof terrace / patio area above, and a brick wall dividing the two terraces. This is standard in the road. (They also have a small conservatory joined to the first floor over part of their roof terrace) Some years ago we noticed that the internal party wall below the terrace was showing some signs of damp. We asked the neighbours if they had noticed a similar issue but they refused to engage with us. We hoped it was a condensation issue, and it was only occasional.  Over the years the dampness has got more frequent, and a couple of years ago we had our terrace completely redone, with the old flooring removed, new felting put down, new lead flashing, and decking on top. I stripped the wall below back to plaster and re-papered and painted. Last year the damp returned, but much more noticeably. We use a dehumidifier and can "extract" a couple of pints of water from the downstairs hallway sometimes - regardless of weather. There is black mould at the top of the wall, and it's clear the damp is coming top-down. I've lifted all our decking, put sealant along all felt joints, and silicone sealer between the lead flashing and brickwork that forms the dividing wall between terraces.  Since then there've been occasions when there has been surface water running down the wall, even when it's not rained.  We're pretty certain it's when the neighbour waters plants on the terrace.  The neighbours still won't engage, but we have persistent black mould, the paper is peeling off and the wall is wet from the top.  To check it's not our roof, at times when the wall has been dry I've thrown buckets of water at our side of the dividing wall on the terrace (and this obviously drains down onto the felting below the decking). The downstairs interior wall is unaffected by this - confirming the problem is coming from the neighbour's side. So what to do? Is this something we should be referring to our insurers? If the neighbours fail to fix the root cause (which is presumably perished roofing under their conservatory, or blocked drainage etc), is there anything we can do to stop it affecting us?  The internal wall is structural so I'm not really sure how a builder would approach the problem without access from the neighbour's side too.  We're planning on selling within the next 2 - 3 years but in its present state it's hard to see how someone would take it on, at least without a big price drop.  Any suggestions very welcome! 
    • defaulted debts vanish from your file regardless to payment on the registered defaulted dates 6th birthday   NON defaulted debts will sit on your file for 6yrs yrs from last payment - i e the debt becomes statute barred,-  but that does not automatically guarantee they will be removed.
    • Yes if defaulted but my non defaulted ones sit there
    • but thats how long it will show from settlement payment on your file if you make one or  if you leave as is..same result but far cheaper....   dx  
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Hi all

 

I want to make a complaint against a High Court Enforcement Officer.

 

I thought that I needed to fill in a Form 4 Complaint form. Apparently the procedure dealing with hceos is different to that dealing with bailiffs.

 

Has anyone done this??

 

If so, did you have to go via the "by hceos, for hceos" joke aka high court enforcement officers association (hceoa.org.uk)?

 

Grrrrrrr :mad:

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Hi all

 

I want to make a complaint against a High Court Enforcement Officer.

 

I thought that I needed to fill in a Form 4 Complaint form. Apparently the procedure dealing with hceos is different to that dealing with bailiffs.

 

Has anyone done this??

 

If so, did you have to go via the "by hceos, for hceos" joke aka high court enforcement officers association (hceoa.org.uk)?

 

Grrrrrrr :mad:

 

Doing this is like pulling teeth as you are stymied at every approach.

 

When a HCEO is employed the actual HCEO dishes the work out to a minion to complete. The minion although he may be a "Bailiff" in another disguise but in this instance does not need to be Certificated or hold any other qualification and is answerable only to the HCEO who employed him. The assigned HCEO is responsible for the actions of the minion so if he committed assault, fraud etc then so the actual HCEO can be held for the same.

 

You have already found the Form 4 route does not apply. For the minion and assigned HCEO you should start off by complaining to the Company concerned - OK so they are investigating themselves so you know the answer that is coming. Next step up is the HCEOA - run by HCEO's for HCEO's so not much further joy there. Next step is to complain to the MOJ but a letter may just get swallowed up in the system - however if the problem is very serious then a complaint could be sent to Lord Bach who does follow what happens even if it appears nothing is happening. His details can be had from the They Work For You website.

 

Essentially you have to have them bang to rights - most common is proof of them charging for work not carried out - levies, valuations etc. Otherwise a lot of it will appear to seem like sour grapes.

 

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