Liability for work done by previous owner

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    Hi, the previous owner of our residential property exposed the foundations of the boundary wall with our neighbour when doing some work on our property. The boundary wall is owned by our neighbour and is now starting to collapse due to the exposed foundations. Our neighbour wants us to pay for the repair work. Are we liable even though we did not do the work to cause the damage? We moved in to our property 7 years ago and the damage was done 13 years ago.


    We are terribly sorry that we did not notice your enquiry and replied it timely. You probably had received proper answer to your question. In the unlikely event that your query has not been answered, on information provided, it is unlikely that you will be liable for the collapse of your neighbour’s wall, provided that you are able to prove that exposure of the wall foundation happened before you moved in. You will only be liable if the damage was caused by you.

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