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Faulty houses drown residents in problems

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM


I live at Cornwall Court, St James, and am having a problem with the original structure I received from the National Housing Trust (NHT).

It leaks in the kitchen, bathroom, runs water from the electric meter, and the wall that separates me from the adjoining neighbour. When I contacted NHT, personnel told me that they could not assist because I did not maintain my house.

When I asked them what is lack of maintenance and how did I specifically not maintain my house, there was no forthcoming answer.

I am not the only person with this problem, as my neighbour sets sheets on the ground, as also myself when it rains. Other neighbours admit to the bathroom and kitchen leaking at a specific spot, which obviously means the problem is the fault of NHT, but NHT doesn't want to take responsibility and uses 'proper maintenance' as a scapegoat when they had given us a house with 'factory faults'.

Frustrated homeowner

Cornwall Court