Obviously, the cost of the rendering comes down to you.
If the broken
rendering is caused problem with their property you would be responsible for
that damage but that doesn't seem to be an issue that they are pursuing.
It is then
necessary to look back in time (which may not be possible) to when the cottages
were there to establish whether the cottages had any benefit of any flashing or
whether there was a gap.
If there was a
gap and the flashing was only put in when the flats were built, I think it
becomes completely the neighbour's responsibility because you get no benefit
there was flashing of some description, albeit of a different form or shape
when the cottages were there on the cottages had been there since time prior to
living memory, I think you are jointly responsible.
the cost of the rendering, the cost of the flashing is probably going to be
less than the cost of arguing the toss in court.
to think, imagining the construction and from a practical point of view that it
would be prudent to suggest that the cost of the flashing, but not the render,
is split equally between you.
certainly be cheaper and less risky than arguing the toss in court which to be
honest, could go either way and would certainly need the involvement of the
surveyor which on its own, for a report would cost between £600 and £800
although the winner would get that cost back
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