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Why is there subsidence on Heritage Road, Chatham, Kent ME5 7SQ

I currently live in one of the 3 bedroom houses and the house has started to move. Cracks have started to appear and there is movement on the upper floor. Local estate agents and letting agents are aware but are not telling anybody about this. The movement relates to the houses that are on the bank that runs from about halfway down from the entrance of Heritage Road. The wash aways are blocked both front and back. The first floors are lined with cheap chipboard and then another layer of chipboard. You can hear the next doors walking around in their homes at night. Common problem serious damp problem when it rains due to design of house. Another problem is there is only one sewer pipe running across the back. If one house gets blocked everybody along the line is blocked. Various other problems. There is a copse right behind and tree roots are gradually working there way towards the houses. Gardens are higher than the houses. You need to climb steps to get to them. Alley ways are non-existent.

Asked on Apr 18 2016, General in Chatham | Report content

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  • I live in 45 Heritage road. Avoid this building like the plague. Movement etc everything. Landlord knows what is going on but will deny it. Houses were built in the late 90's. The original stuff is wearing out. You are right in saying about the sewer. If one blocks everybody gets blocked. There is nowhere for the water to escape when its raining. Our landlord should be ashamed of himself. If this property comes up for rent make sure you give it a good once over. Stairs are loose, kitchen fittings are loose. First floor is jumping. Ceiling fell down in 2014 due to a leak in upstairs bathroom. Landlord did not let it dry out just sealed it up. Now ceiling bouncing like nobody's business.

    Answered on May 31 2016, Report content

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