What's the score if your upstairs neighbour has a leak in the kitchen and it damages your property? Is it a case of tough luck and sort out the cost yourself? Or is it up to the tenant/landlord of the other property to foot the bill? let me explain... We own our property (freehold) the flat directly above has a private tenant living in it. A little while ago we noticed that there was water dripping in from above. We duly went and spoke to the tenant to inform him of this little mishap and he said he "would take a look". Well, this morning we were pretty much getting rained on in our kitchen. I expect the plaster above and below the window to have to be re-placed and I expect the ceiling will need work done to it too. Unable to contact the tenant we wrote a letter, asking that action be taken within 24 hours, we also c.c'd the letter to the secretary of the block of flats (every "owner" is a member of the company - hence the freehold on a flat) and he claims it is nothing to do with him and purlet an "internal" matter between us and the tenant. If this is the case why are we supposed to pay into a maintenance fund?? All opinions greatly appreciated.