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I am a council tenant and had verbal permission to fit laminate flooring in my home No disclaimer was sent to sign or mentioned at the time

since there is now a problem with possible house movement, the council want to rip up my floor to investigate under the property and they state I would be liable for the damage what are my rights please

 

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Liable for what damage? if they mean that when they damage the  laminate it is your job to replace it then they may be right. You wont be liable for any damage to the property as a whole.

If for example you wallpapered the room with expensive paper and they had to investigate a damaged pipe in the wall then they wouldnt be paying you for the new paper ( although they might have to pay some redecoration costs depending on what your tenancy says about that) and you wont be liable for the cost of replastering the hole they made

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there is now a problem with possible house movement

 

As in subsidence ?


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Yes when I got permission to lay the floor I was told by the joiner prior that the floorboards in one corner were not fixed to the joists and were in mid air as the joists may have moved. They then said I could go ahead with the floor as would be fine since then they have found a collapsed drain hence they need to now pull up my laminate

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then they shuld show all reasonable care when lifting it to do their work so you can relay it afterwards. You might consider taking it up yourself and refitting afterwards if it is worth it

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