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Half the kitchen roof just came down. Had been expecting it tbf.
not sure if that counts
floor is a bit crooked
choosing to ignore it
and now has a small hill. Plumber coming tomorrow.
Plus side: we have a house that isn't falling down
Minus side: £££
There's some masonry that needs renewing. It's a ballache because the exterior of the building's upkeep is shared with the miserly lot downstairs who won't contribute their share of the cost, so we're just left waiting for it all to fall down really, and it's a listed building, so at some point the council will slap an order on it, and we'll HAVE to pay, and it will be thousands more £££ than just getting it done now. I might just get somebody in to do it actually.
Are you ok l_t? all people and animals unharmed, and possessions largely intact?
took down several kilosworth of plasterboard and sodden debris. My kitchen now has a hole in the ceiling through which the (rotting and in need of replacement) joists leer, roughly 3 feet wide by 4 feet long, right over the poor stove.
Everyone is unharmed. Am about to send my gf a picture of the damage. Pray 4 me
I think I'd really appreciate having a massive hole in my ceiling. As long as it opened out to the outside world, not the rest of a building etc. Until I got a bit cold, of course.
The decorator wouldn't paint any of it for fear of it collapsing.
I love renting.
But bungaroosh, eh? Who knows?? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There's overgrown hedgerows outside the front (not my responsibility). Worried they will affect the foundations some day.
Just how good were 1920s foundations?
The rule of thumb for hedgehogs and trees is that the roots below the surface usually match the spread of the tree above.
(Apart from willow trees, which are very thirsty)
Beyond that, London is not great for trees though, as clay shrinkage due to roots can be an issue, beyond the extent of the roots.
The freeholder of your property (whether it's you, or someone else if you're a leaseholder) Will have buildings insurance, and you would hope that the insurer would raise the issue if they felt it was a problem. If they do, then ask for it in writing, and you can present this to the neighbour, explaining that they or their insurer would be liable for the cost of any repairs that may be necessary as a result of root damage or root-induced subsidence.
That's usually enough to get them to trim it back.
to look out for hedgehogs if you're building a bonfire and don't stack up your bonfire days in advance, as little pricklies like to make a house in it. Only assemble when you're ready to light.
Same wall needs a damp proofing course. My life involves saving up for these treatments instead of buying playstations/holidays.