MUM’S ANGER AT STATE OF NEW HOME
Mother of two boys said house is ‘uninhabitable’
Samantha Jones and her two sons had recently moved to Hobbshill Road, in Great Missenden, after completing a mutual exchange with Paradigm Housing.
Miss Jones said part of the agreement of her moving to the property, which she has in writing, is Paradigm agreeing to install a new kitchen and bathroom.
However, now Miss Jones has moved, she said that Paradigm has said she cannot have a new kitchen for five years or a new bathroom for two years.
Miss Jones said: “The property is in a really bad state but the kitchen and bathroom are horrific. I have it in writing that Paradigm will provide a new kitchen and bathroom and now it is saying it won’t be for five and two years.
“I’ve been on the phone to them but they won’t help me, so I’m completely stuck and can’t live in the property because it’s appalling.”
As well as the kitchen and bathroom being in a bad state, Miss Jones says the windows and doors are falling apart, the radiators are broken due to not being turned on for 15 months, there are dead beehives in the bedrooms and the house was covered in dog poo, with the smell still lingering.
Miss Jones said: “It’s not habitable for children or for anyone. It’s horrific. I didn’t mind taking on the rest of the work, which will cost thousands.
“I was happy to take that on as long as I got the new kitchen and bathroom as promised, but now they are not doing it I’m not going to do the work and I won’t have any choice but to hand the property back because we can’t live there.
“We’re having to sleep at a friend’s house because we’ve got nowhere else to go. I feel completely let down by Paradigm. I’m a single mother of two children and they’ve done nothing to help me. I’ve made a complaint, but they are not bothered. It’s all just been a complete nightmare.”
At the time of going to press, interim director of property services at Paradigm Housing Lee North-Smith said: “We have arranged with our customer to carry out appropriate repairs at the earliest possible convenience.”
Samantha Jones in her new home