We are renovating our 2 bathrooms. If the tenants do not stop using the adjoining main bathroom immediately our newly tiled main bathroom will have to be demolished and redone. Our builder cannot proceed with the en-suite waterproofing and tiling. What do you advise?- Karen, QLD
Q: We are renovating our 2 bathrooms. Tiles were completely removed from both bathrooms. Main bathroom has been waterproofed and newly tiled. We noticed moisture seeping through the bottom brick course of the common wall to adjoining unit in our en-suite which halted waterproofing of our en-suite. Our bathroom plumbing has been inoperable for over three weeks therefore dry. A Building Inspectors report has advised the water is seeping from the unit next door. If the tenants do not stop using the adjoining main bathroom immediately our newly tiled main bathroom will have to be demolished and redone. Our builder cannot proceed with the en-suite waterproofing and tiling. We currently have no working bathrooms. What do you advise?
A: It may be best to get your body corporate manager to contact the owner of the adjacent unit to arrange access and confirm what the issue is on that side. This will hopefully allow any necessary adjustments/repairs to be made (provided that you’re given permission from the adjacent owner) to ensure renovations can continue.
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