The leak, originally uploaded by benaston.

One morning, Nancy, who lives downstairs, heard the pitter patter of raindrops. Not normally unusual, but it was sunny outside. Nancy walked into her hallway and noticed it was raining inside.

This is a bit of a problem, mainly because Nancy lives directly beneath us. We had thought it might be because of our leaking toilet (which is another story in itself), but Norbert’s plumber man fixed that. It then began to dawn on us that it was a much bigger problem.

Norbert and his plumber man started making big holes in the floor (as shown above). As I understand it, this is standard building procedure; make holes, fix it afterwards. So now we’ve got a big hole in our floor. And it’s still raining on Nancy.

In pt 1, page 20 & 21 of the Lessor’s covenant, it outlines a responsibility to repair and maintain… c) the conduits in under and upon the property. This is good news. It means Norbert won’t have to fix it.

What a mess.

Ben Aston

Ben Aston

Ben Aston is a digital project manager and online entrepreneur. He's the founder of Black + White Zebra, an indie media company on a mission to help people and organizations succeed. Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, and DDB.

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