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26-05-2009 11:44 PM

Hi all

I'm a leaseholder with Lewisham Homes, I bought my flat two years ago. I'm more than confused about how Lewisham Homes fits in with Lewisham Council and would appreciate any advice.

Earlier this year I got permission from Lewisham Council Building Control to add a toilet to my bathroom.

Lewisham Homes advised me that if Lewisham Council Building Control was happy that the changes met Building Regulations then it was okay to go ahead with the changes.

So I added the toilet after Building Control agreed that the existing waste pipe could handle foul water. Building Control came, viewed and approved it before I used it. I used it for a couple of weeks without any hassles.

Come Good Friday and the pipe overflowed causing damage to stuff in the flats below me and loads of stress for everyone involved (I went into labour the evening it happened, one neighbour stayed in a hostel for four nights while their flat dried out, another hurt his back spending 12 hours cleaning up his flat).

Now neither Lewisham Homes or Lewisham Council is admitting that they were at fault which is very frustrating because I followed everything they said to do in the order they said to do it!

Has anyone else has had similar problems when trying to improve their flat/home? I'd appreciate any advice on how Lewisham Homes works with Building Control.

Thanks in advance!

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