Desperate mother fears her ‘damp and mouldy home’ will collapse at any moment.
A MOTHER WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS wants to leave her home because she is afraid that damp, mold, and weeds will cause her wall to collapse on her.
Linda Richards, 60, claims she has been in a five-year feud with Magenta Living, the company that owns her home, over the problems there.
The mother claimed that the moisture in her bungalow is so bad that every time she gets into bed, she feels as if she has taken a shower and hasn’t dried off properly.
“There is green mould growing on the floor of the bedroom, and the tiles in the kitchen have begun to lift because of the moisture and weed branches growing under the bungalow,” Linda, who suffers from hives and headaches in addition to mobility issues, claims.
“I’ve already brought this up with Magenta, and I’ve been fighting for a redecorating budget since I moved in five years ago.”
“I don’t want to leave; it breaks my heart; I love the area and my neighbors; however, I have asked Magenta to rehouse me elsewhere or swap me with vacant homes close by because the damp is causing me to break out in hives, give me headaches, and cause breathing problems; however, they have refused – communication has completely broken down.”
Linda fears that the outer wall of her bungalow in Wallasey, Merseyside, will cave in on her due to damp.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Magenta Living plans to assist the woman in resolving her problems.
“Magenta Living has previously attended the property to inspect her issues of concern following contact by Ms Richards about conditions within her home,” a spokesperson for the housing association said.
“The Property Surveyor noted that the kitchen floor tiles needed to be replaced, but the offer to repair the floor was unfortunately declined.”
“At that time, no other remedial work was identified as necessary.”
“However, Magenta Living will now contact Ms Richards to schedule a second inspection of her home, and we will assure her that we will have our contractors complete any repairs that are found to be necessary.”
“We’ll also help her find a new place to live.”