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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    MGW - doctors, lawyers, pilots, all professionals make mistakes time to time; just because s/he claims to be a professional surveyor doesn't mean s/he is right in every opinion s/he gives.
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    MGW - reason I'm asking is because I want my money back from that surveyor, not to have a moral victory.
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    sxturbo - no, it's a flat above me. I'll drop you a PM regarding the other question, thanks.
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    sxturbo - no I don't think so; if there is, I've never heard of it
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    Ken - thanks, I totally agree. And I've lived in apartments with condensation issues before, but this one doesn't look like anything I've experienced before. The surveyor is very persistent in his view and unwilling to consider penetrating damp being an explanation.
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    woody - thanks will do Ken - not while I lived there (I have since moved out); I won't be surprised if there's some mild condensation there, but again that doesn't explain the stain at all (to me).
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    woody - I noticed your profile says "West Mids", which is where the property is in, and you're clearly experienced and knowledgeable. I'd be happy to have you look at it for a fee for another opinion.
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    woody - that he didn't do; he is very determined this is a condensation issue, and didn't discuss the possibility of other sources. He did look briefly at the external wall, but there isn't much he could do because it's an apartment building with cladding on the outside. Can I possibly send...
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    oldbutnotdead - I agree, those stains aren't typical condensation. I think condensation exists because it's such an easy thing to exist; I haven't done much other than keeping ventilation well. I instructed the surveyor myself (I own the property). woody - I agree, just looking at it, it is...
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    Condensation / Penetration Damp - disagree with surveyor

    First time poster here. My apartment windows have obvious signs of deterioration, water stain and wall peeling off. I'm very convinced it's a water ingress issue as it's prevalent in the whole building, especially the way the stain looks suggests to me it's from the structure side, not the...
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