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Where do I stand? have the council failed to do the job proper?

I moved in to a 3 bed property of the councils after waiting 6 months in a emergency accomadation. I collected the keys straight off some one from maintenance department who had been fitting in central heating. No one else came to inspect the house and a old lady had lived there for over 20 years before me which you can tell. Everyroom badly needs decorating, a lot of the walls have holes and cracks in the skirting boards are damaged thes left over screws and nails still sticking out all over the place and any that have been removed have just left a very noticeable hole behind and when you touch it it just crumbles away creating a bigger hole. The interior doors upstairs are all odd with holes and dents in them. I stripped the living room, re-wallpapered it then had to paint it all basically usig up all spare cash I had to make it look liveable. A month later thes damp on my walls now theyve had to put damp proof in destroying all decoration I'd done and now back to square 1.

Asked By: Lee ML - 8/25/2006
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Get a Solicitor to serve a Section 82 on them.
Answered By: rogerglyn - 8/25/2006
Additional Answers (8)
Sounds pretty grotty. You should have contacted the council before you redecorated really, but you should hit them for a refund anyway. You should tell them it's uninhabitable they will move you if you hassle them enough.
Answered By: Pete H - 8/25/2006
 
least you got a roof over your head mate!....if you are so hard up sell your computer....
Answered By: Bass - 8/25/2006
 
Go to the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Answered By: cognito44 - 8/25/2006
 
u shud have wrote a list of everything that needed doin b4 hand. They have 2 do it by law! Tell them if the repairs dont get done pretty quick, and u want compensation 4 the decorating uve already done then ur not paying rent (which is also leglal)
Answered By: mishnbong - 8/25/2006
 
So!!!!!! You got one of their better properties?
Answered By: ericath - 8/25/2006
 
i have just finished 600 kitchens and bathrooms and rewiring 100 council houses complete..with people living in them, so i have some experience in council matters... More
Answered By: sparky - 8/25/2006
 
My mate works for a company that tenders for the council and it sounds like the works already been done!
Answered By: danchip - 8/25/2006
 
Get hold of the council and ask them to put right the work they have done they should have restored it to the condition it was in when they started work... More
Answered By: william710902 - 8/27/2006
 
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