Lemington pensioner hits out at housing bosses after cracks and mould appear on his walls

A pensioner is pushing for repairs to be carried out at his dwelling after cracks began showing on his walls months in the past.

Dave Lambert moved into his one-bedroom bungalow in St George’s Place, Lemington, Newcastle, greater than two years in the past.

The 70-year-old, who’s within the early phases of Alzheimer’s illness, says he determined to stay in a bungalow for well being causes.

But over the previous yr and a half, cracks have been showing on the walls of his rooms, together with his bed room, rest room, kitchen and lounge. There can be mould in his bed room, above his mattress.

Mr Lambert says the matter has been reported to Your Homes Newcastle many occasions, with his son Marc, 38, making the vast majority of the calls on his behalf.

And though surveyors have beforehand visited the property to evaluate the issue, no work has but taken place to restore the cracks.

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) says the property is protected and structurally sound.

Mr Lambert advised ChronicleDwell: “As days go by, extra and extra cracks are growing. The cracks are in all of the rooms, some are worse than others.

“There have been cracks within the walls after I moved into this bungalow however that they had been stuffed in. Over time, they’ve come unfastened and it is develop into worse.

Dave Lambert says cracks have been showing on the walls of his rooms for months

“We have been contacting Your Homes Newcastle for a few yr and a half. Their surveyors did come out to take a look however no work has been completed.”

The grandad-of-two says the state of affairs has made him really feel depressed.

“I’ve obtained melancholy and it is right down to the state of my home,” he added. “My backyard is immaculate and I’ve made efforts to maintain it that manner. But after I stroll into my home, it is like this – cracks and mould.”

Mould has also appeared in Dave Lambert's bedroom
Mould has additionally appeared in Dave Lambert’s bed room

YHN says it has been taking steps to handle the problems raised.

A spokesperson added: “We are sorry that Mr Lambert’s expertise has not been as much as our typical commonplace and wish to reassure him that we are going to be in contact to rectify this as quickly as doable.

“We wish to reassure Mr Lambert that we now have no issues about structural points at his property, and that the cracks he has seen are ornamental and not indicative of a extra major problem.”

supply: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/information/north-east-news/lemington-pensioner-hits-out-housing-20458314


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