Month: July 2019

Brighton Council tenant highlights ‘chronic disrepair’ blighting estate

A Brighton council tenant pleaded with housing chiefs to fix holes in the roof on an estate that he said had fallen into “chronic disrepair”. Michael Jenkins, of Stanmer Heights, in Hollingbury, said: “The council is the registered social landlord for Stanmer Heights.”Mr Jenkins said that the council – as landlord – owed a duty of …

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Woman’s horror after sewage starts seeping through her walls

A woman claims that her home has become unlivable after sewage leaked through walls and flooded back up into her toilet. The 45-year-old, who did not wish to be named, has moved out to a friend’s house after sewerage pipes from the upstairs property that flow through her flat started leaking. She believes faults with …

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How to get your landlord to fix damp or mould as thousands of renters live in unsafe homes

HUNDREDS of thousands of renters in England are living in damp, rotten and unsafe homes, according to new research.While a third of landlords find it hard to keep up with changing rules and regulations, which means they don’t know their legal obligations, according to Citizens Advice.  Citizens Advice is calling for a single national body …

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