Crumbling building may force tenants from West End home
THE occupants of a West-End tenement flat may be forced from their home by work to repair the crumbling gable end of the building.
Red sandstone has fallen from the building at 1 Vinicombe Street, with Heras fencing set-up to stop people walking beneath.
Safety concerns were discussed at the council’s licensing and regulatory committee.
It was confirmed some tenants will be able to remain in their homes during the work.
Christopher Sagan, landlord of flat 3/2, appeared before the committee to renew his HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) licence and to reassure councillors his tenants were in no immediate danger.
The property has had an HMO since May 1984.
Mr Sagan said some of the red sandstone has blown away, meaning fencing was installed to protect the public should any masonry fall.
Members agreed to grant Mr Sagan’s HMO for another three years and will keep an eye on the situation.