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Tenants ‘residing in fly-infested flats after ongoing leak causes lights to crackle’

Tenants ‘residing in fly-infested flats after ongoing leak causes lights to crackle’

Sam Taylor and Claude Seidman are involved for his or her well being after a leak brought on their properties to develop into damp and appeal to an infestation which has been unresolved for months

The damp has been affecting Sam Taylor's flat for a couple of months, and has caused his walls and ceilings to bubble
The damp has been affecting Sam Taylor’s flat for a few months, and has brought on his partitions and ceilings to bubble

Residents in a block of council flats declare they’ve been residing in fly-infested properties affected by damp for six weeks.

The residents of 1-6 Dufour’s Place, Soho, haven’t had their leak fastened and have develop into more and more involved about their well being.

They declare their ceilings have bubbled from the damp and flies have swarmed their flats, My London reviews.

Sam Taylor has been housed by Westminster City Council for 40 years and has been experiencing damp in his residence since August.

Mr Taylor, who’s in his seventies, first realised he was experiencing damp six weeks in the past in his kitchen and his ceilings and partitions have been affected.

Sam Taylor has been experiencing damp partitions and ceilings, in addition to a fly infestation


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Talking to MyLondon, he mentioned: “Some days it was like a small river coming down it would last for about an hour.”

He claimed that, regardless of efforts to eliminate the damp by mopping and wiping it, the sealant on his tub got here off and his partitions had been effervescent.

Mr Taylor says he has additionally been experiencing a fly infestation and mentioned: “I don’t like killing them but they won’t go out the window.”

The problem has been raised with Westminster City Council thrice, and various plumbers have visited the property however the leak stays unresolved.

He mentioned: “I just want them to stop the water coming in. It’s gone on a bit too long.”

According to Mr Taylor, this isn’t the primary time one thing like this has occurred within the constructing.

A neighbour, Claude Seidman, 57, additionally claimed he had been experiencing an analogous drawback for 2 months which is coming from above.

Since he lives subsequent door to Mr Taylor, they could possibly be affected by the identical leak.

Mr Taylor says the leak has gone on for ‘too lengthy’


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Mr Seidman mentioned: “It’s stripped away all the paint, it’s come through the light fixtures. The place is full of insects and flies because of this.

“We have a bucket to carry the water coming in via the ceiling.

“The smell is okay for now because we can keep the windows open. My concern is going to be when it gets colder outside.”

He continued: “There is mould on the walls and I am worried about the respiratory issues that could arise from that.

“It’s the place I prepare dinner my meals, so now I’m reluctant to arrange or prepare dinner meals there due to the bugs.

“It’s coming down into the cupboards, which are developing mould, and the rest of the wall. I think pretty soon I’m not going to be able to stay in the apartment.”

Pictured: Sam Taylor in his flat


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Mr Seidman fears his house is unsafe because the water has leaked into his electrical fixtures and light-weight fittings.

He added: “You’ll hear popping sounds and the fuse will cut out. If you turn on the light it’ll start crackling.

“I don’t understand how a lot of {the electrical} wiring that I can’t see is being affected by water.”

Mr Seidman claims he has been repeatedly reporting the issues to the council, but it remains unsolved despite plumbers attending the property.

He added: “It’s not clear what the origin of the leak is. Apparently nobody can see something so we’ve been instructed it should be coming from inside the ground or partitions.”

Westminster City Council has been contacted for remark.

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