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Will Insurance cover this?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Rafiki, 23rd Jun, 2016.

  1. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

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    Tenant has reported a water leak in the bathroom. My plumber has looked at it and thinks there is a perforation in the water pipe servicing the shower unit (though he's not 100% certain) and recommends that we replace the pipe. No damage to property has been caused as a result of the leak.

    To access the existing plumbing, tiles will have to be broken and then replaced (we won't get matching ones, so in all probability complete re-tiling). The area then has to be sealed.

    I am exploring the possibility of claiming the plumbing costs, re-tiling and sealing through insurance but as there has been no damage to property I am skeptical about my chances.

    Would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.
     
  2. Handyandy

    Handyandy Well-Known Member

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    Just because the plumbing is for the bathroom doesn't mean that it needs to be accessed from the bathroom. Can you get to the pipes from the other side of the wall.

    The plumber should also have a better idea as to where the leak is maybe you need a second opinion.