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Desperate father of two battles with Basildon council

Desperate father of two battles with Basildon council. Families across the country are continuing to experience problems with their councils not responding to desperate enquiries about damp and mould in their home. The article link below provides one of many case studies where a family’s happiness and health is being ignored, only being offered a quick …

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Guidance for tenants: Fitness for human habitation Act 2018 and what are your tenant rights.

If you are living in a rented house or flat, then this guide will help you understand your rights under the new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act. This guide is for people who: rent privately rent from a housing association; or rent from their local council What’s the new Law?    On the 20th March …

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Croydon council ‘lacked care and respect for tenants’ report finds following ITV News housing mould investigation

Read below one of the latest damming articles on Croydon Council and how they have left their tenants in such terrible conditions. According to https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-07/croydon-council-lacked-care-and-respect-for-tenants-report-finds-following-itv-news-housing-mould-investigation Croydon council’s housing department operated with “a poor operating culture with a lack of care and respect for tenants” resulting in accommodation being left in terrible conditions, a damning report …

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‘It’s depressing living in damp’, claims Tulse Hill estate residents

According to https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/Residents on an estate have been waiting for more than a year for landlords to fix their mouldy and damp living conditions after a town hall ordered an investigation into the properties. More than 50 tenants on the St Martin’s Estate in Tulse Hill have complained about serious damp and mould problems in their …

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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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My baby turned blue because the toxic mould in our house in so bad he can’t breathe – but housing association refused to fix it

BABY Jenson lets out cries of pain between gulps of breath, struggling to pull air into his little lungs as he lies on his back.In the first twelve months of his life, he has been in hospital 26 times, had 15 rounds of antibiotics and, at one point, mum Amanda couldn’t lay him flat because …

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