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What if the roof flows?

Natalia Gredyushko
Natalia Gredyushko
July 24, 2012
What if the roof flows?

There is no clear answer to the question of what to do if the roof flows, because the roof can flow in a typical high-rise building and in a private house, and the solution to each problem will be completely different.

First, you need to eliminate the cause of leakage, regardless of whether the roof is a private house or a multi-family one. Eliminate the problem in the high-rise building will help emergency dispatch service or housing maintenance enterprise. That is, clear the roof of snow or temporarily fix the leak. Your second and immediate action should be a written notice of the leakage to the Management Company of your house. The worker who has accepted and signed your application must sign. Your actions - make a copy of the document.

Even if the leakage is insignificant, you still need to call a specialist for inspection, after which you should have two acts on your hands:

  • to establish the cause of flooding;
  • on the survey of the apartment, with a description of the damage caused to your property.

You have the right to verify the accuracy of the commission conducted by employees of the Criminal Code, and use the services of independent experts.

Damage to your property has been caused, which means that the Criminal Code must reimburse it. It is necessary to make a statement addressed to the head of the Criminal Code with a claim for compensation. The application will need to attach the following documents:

  • copy of passport;
  • a copy of the document of ownership of the apartment;
  • copy of the act of experts.

If the Criminal Code refuses to pay damages or stays idle, then it is necessary to go to court.

What to do if the roof of a private house flows?

Living in a private house will have to repair roof damage on their own. For the temporary elimination of leaks, you will need a cement mixture, which is simply repaired damage. But this is only a temporary solution, you need to find out the cause of the leak. It can be a burst sheet of slate, metal tile or ondulin depending on what your roof is covered with. Temporarily, you can fix the leakage yourself, and to replace one of the elements of the roof (sheet, ridge), you will need skills and an assistant.


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