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Longville Park Housing Scheme Phase III residents cry foul

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Residents of Longville Park Housing Scheme Phase III in Clarendon are crying foul over the houses sold to them by the National Housing Trust (NHT).

At a community meeting last night residents lamented that the houses are not up to standard.

Residents complained about large cracks in the structure, leaking roofs, poor windows and a stench from the sewer system.

The residents say they feel short-changed by the agency given the cost to purchase the properties.

According to them, the poor windows have made their houses easy targets for thieves.

The residents say there have been at least 10 break-ins in recent times.

They further complained that despite a promise two years ago to construct a police station in the area that has not materialised.

Member of Parliament, Rudyard Spencer, sought to assure the residents that the matter would be taken up with Security Minister Peter Bunting.