Dismay at damp hazard
Dad anxious about flat
A Fernhill man has hit out after discovering dampness throughout his flat.
And Lee Williamson is worried the conditions will affect his threeyear-old daughter Grace and his partner Lauren, who is six months pregnant.
Lee moved into the flat, on Ryan Way, last October and has had various problems with it since then.
However, it was last week that he noticed there was dampness throughout the flat.
He said: “We we were decorating the rooms and going to do some painting when I first noticed it.
“It was in my daughter’s room, we’d lifted up a Frozen mural she has and realised there was dampness behind it.
“It all came off, and we’ve found that it’s in other rooms.
“It’s so bad that the skirting board has literally come off.
“We got in touch with South Lanarkshire Council but they’ve said that it’ll be at least a week before they can even get someone out to have a look at it.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous that it’s taking that long, and should be classed as an emergency to be looked at.
“The dampness there is already meaning that spores could start growing there, and this is something that we were assured there wasn’t anything like this when we took the flat.”
South Lanarkshire Council have promised to inspect the premises today (Wednesday) and will decide what to do about the flat after the inspection.
The council’s Executive Director of Housing and Technical Resources, Ann Gee, said: “The Council was contacted on August 6 regarding a reported issue of dampness in the external bedroom wall of Mr Williamson’s home.
“An inspection has been arranged for August 12, following which any remedial works needed will be carried out.”
Unhappy Lee Williamson and daughter Grace