Graham’s claim against the owners of a block of flats was successful after a piece of damaged roof fell on his car.
We commissioned a report from the Land Register to find out who owned the tenement and who had responsibility to maintain its roof. It turned out that there were six owners of the various flats in the tenement who all appeared to have a common interest in the maintenance of the roof.
A report was obtained from a city engineer confirmed the masonry on the roof was in serious disrepair, and had been for some considerable time. If the owners of the tenement had a reasonable inspection system in place they would have realised the disrepair and fixed the damage.
We had to correspond with the owners and their different insurers who failed to nominate one insurer to deal with the claim on behalf of everyone else. We tried to negotiate a settlement after getting medical reports commissioned, but as the owners and their insurers could not agree on how to deal with the claim it was not possible to settle on compensation.
We raised Court proceedings against all the owners who, against the background of a Court action, finally agreed on how much each of them would pay towards settlement of the claim. Soon after that we then negotiated a settlement of £8500 for Graham.
Lindsays quickly identified all the different owners and insurers involved and I was happy with the way that they persevered with my claim and with the compensation I was awarded.