Sunday 16 November 2014 11.16pm
Gavin Smith wrote:
I lived in Devon Mansions for ten years. There are two probable causes:
From where you're experiencing leaks - especially since most the kitchens and bathrooms are next to each other - this would suggest carelessness when bathing from property tenants - water penetrates the floor and sits on the ceiling until it starts to cause damage/causes ceiling to drop.
If it were a problem with the pipes, you'd experience the leak in the hallway too because the pipes run in that direction.
Best bet is to contact FCHS (020 7378 0547) and ask them to inspect.
Thank you both for your comments. Gavin you are correct, this is what we were told about the bathroom leak. They were more vague about the kitchen ones though.
My biggest concern is the damage it's doing. When we had the kitchen roof fixed the first time they told us the floor boards were quite rotten to the point they couldn't fix anything to them.
It's good to know we're not alone in these problems. I'll be speaking to FCHS again tomorrow...