Storms rip roofs from houses
Residents of an exclusive new Greystones housing scheme are furious that the recent storms left their three-month old estate looking like a disaster zone.
More than a dozen householders, who each invested upwards of £150,000 in their new homes at Burnaby Mills are furious at the widespread damage which was caused to their costly new properties during the Christmas Eve gales.
Scores of roofing tiles were swept from the roofs of close to a dozen of the detached four bedroom homes, exposing the newly completed properties to some of the heaviest rains of the year over the festive period.
And they have reacted with fury to developers Town Park Estates Ltd, who informed the owners that they are not liuable for repairing damage which was caused by the storms.
‘ They told us that they were prepared to carry out any repairs that were necessary, but said that the cost of this would have to be claimed against our insurance,’ said one householder.
‘I understand that when they sign over the title to the dwelling that they are no longer responsible for what might happen, but at the same time some people have only been in their houses for two months, and they certainly couldn’t have expected this to happen.
‘If you invest £10,000 or £15,000 in a new car and there were problems after a couple of months ten you go back to the garage and do something about it. It’s unacceptable to think that the same does not apply to a house for which you have spent ten times that amount.’