Social housing residents 'second-class citizens' over home repairs

04/08/19Social housing residents 'second-class citizens' over home repairs

More than half of people living in social housing in England have experienced a problem with their home in the past three years, including electrical faults, gas leaks and faulty lifts.

Research by the homeless charity Shelter shows approximately 2.5 million people have had a problem and one in 10 had to report it 10 times before it was dealt with.


Michael Mohid, 70, has lived in the same council flat in southeast London for more than 30 years.

He said the flat has been permanently damaged by four major floods in that time.

"When I had a flood in the downstairs toilet, the council didn't fix it for weeks because it had asbestos panelling," he said.

Full Story : Sky News

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