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Subsidence on footpath and adjoining properties

Reported via desktop in the Trees category anonymously at 12:09, Wed 31 August 2022

Sent to Leicester City Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3792571.

During the 2022 summer heat wave subsidence has appeared on the footpath, within the rear entry to my property and cracks have begun to appear on my living room walls. I am aware that the roots of trees along Hughenden Drive have been affecting other properties along the street and it would seem that my property and the rental property next door are now suffering damage as a result of tree roots within the clay soil.

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  • Leicester City Council issued an enquiry reference number on 1 September 2022 but there has been no further contact or action to date by the council regarding this issue,

    Posted anonymously at 08:11, Fri 30 September 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Received a response from the Council today with Public Liability Claim Form attached. Basically the only option available to me is to go through my insurers and their subsidence experts!!!

    Posted anonymously at 19:05, Mon 3 October 2022

  • Insurance company structural engineers have advised the cause is suspected to be root induced clay shrinkage subsidence exacerbated by vegetation. Intrusive investigations now required to confirm the situation.

    Posted anonymously at 20:10, Fri 28 October 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

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