Cavity wall insulation has been installed in millions of UK homes in recent years, with large numbers of these installations being undertaken negligently or in properties unsuitable for the process or the materials used. Forbes Solicitors have recently seen an increase in cavity wall claims following a surge in indoor damp or mould issues as a result of incorrect or inappropriate installation. If you are experiencing problematic levels of damp in your home, you may be entitled to make a claim for cavity wall insulation compensation.
As a result of strict government targets introduced to encourage energy saving by improved property insulation, energy suppliers have funded the fitting of over 6 million UK homes with retro-fit cavity wall insulation at a rapid speed. In a vast number of cases, it is believed that this installation has been incorrectly installed or considered as unsuitable, therefore causing an array of issues including:
Unfortunately, Forbes Solicitors have assisted with a number of cases where the occupant was unaware of the extent of the damage because of the time it takes to materialise in the property.
If you are noticing signs of damp in your home or property, including mould or mildew, it's likely you have been exposed to incorrect installation. If you begin to see cracks appearing in wallpaper or a prominent damp smell becomes apparent in the property, it may be a result of your cavity wall insulation. Additionally, many homes in coastal areas which are exposed to harsh wind and rain are more likely to develop signs of mould if they have unsuitable cavity wall insulation.
Our legal specialists at Forbes Solicitors are on hand to guide you through the process of making a claim for compensation. The first thing to do will be to obtain a survey by a RICS registered chartered surveyor and, if you haven't already done that, then we can help arrange that for you. We would encourage you to keep any documentation that relates to your cavity wall insulation including receipts, monetary information, initial assessment details or any contracts and signed agreements. If you have suffered loss and damage by virtue of poor or inappropriate insulation fitting, our team are dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation that is deserved. For those wondering how to start the claims process for cavity wall compensation, contact our team today on 0800 689 3206.
Our specialist cavity wall lawyers at Forbes Solicitors can react promptly to this area of litigation, whether in a residential or commercial property. We understand the inconvenience which can be caused by mould or damp problems and will therefore investigate claims quickly on a 'no win no fee' basis. If you have had cavity wall insulation wrongly installed, we can offer expert guidance to our clients when it comes to bringing Part 20 claims against contractors.
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