Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Scaffolding 2: Repairs 0

The contractors attended as arranged on 29th February. Their supervisor inspected inside and out; the first time this has happened. The supervisor concluded that he disagreed with the spec for the wall repair, said he would discuss it with Mr Crawley, and then they all left. I've heard nothing since. There was also meant to be an on site meeting between Wandsworth and the contractors last week, to finalize plans for the roof repair. That didn't happen either.

Meanwhile, another lot of scaffold - for roof access - went up at the front on Sunday 6th March, without any warning. I am not happy with it as the lowest platform is far too low and any reasonably agile burglar could access it via the sturdy garden railings (sans spikes) and there are ladders conveniently left in place between the floors. My second floor windows obviously have no locks.

Yesterday, exactly a month after my letter of claim, my solicitors finally heard from Wandsworth's solicitors, Sharpe Pritchard. They're asking for another two weeks to respond in full. We have granted them another two weeks. We've also asked them to address the scaffold security issue and tell us when the work will actually start.

My initial optimism about the repairs getting done quickly has worn off. Still, at least it'll be a lot quicker than if I hadn't instructed solicitors. 

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