Dis­may at damp haz­ard

Dad anx­ious about flat

Rutherglen Reformer - - NEWS - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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