to think this is not the tenants fault.

(41 Posts)
HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 14:57:31

Tenants ceiling collapses after hot water cylinder bursts. And the HA intimates deliberate damage.

I dont see how its the tenants fault. Especially as part of the problem seems to have been caused by repair work. (this is one time where you really should read the comments)

Tenant blaming has reached a new level.

www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/dartford_swanley/14742637._I_feel_like_I_have_nothing___Greenhithe_family_leave_home_after_ceiling_collapses/?ref=fbshr

Becky546 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:00:14

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HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:05:17

Yes i know. I also have an objection to domestic abuse but no one on here has ever told me that i have a bit of a "thing" about that and ive been on many of those threads as well as started a few voicing my objections.

HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:08:48

I havent posted anything about councils.

Housing was managed quite well when it was in the hands of councils.

Becky546 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:13:20

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Palomb Sat 17-Sep-16 15:14:48

The tenant will be recharged for the damage if it is seen that there was a leak or other obvious problem present that the tenant didn't notify the HA about. It's part of a tenancy agreement that the house has to be kept in good condition and that tenants have a responsibility to report repairs as soon as the problem arises.

If the tenant in your case had had an ongoing leak but not had it looked at then quite rightly they are responsible for the damage caused by their negligence.

HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:15:47

I dont have an agenda. I just want tenants to be treated more fairly.

Is that an agenda?

HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:19:26

From the comments.


"marshgirl Replying madras 1:34pm Fri 16 Sep 16
she has been unable to live at her house as the water has been disconnected until last night. All of the statement is untrue, there has been no deliberate damage or prevention of repairs. the plum,ber showed me the parts last night, they have been replaced with metal fittings now but the previous fittings were plastic and akin to something you would find on the back of a washing machine. You really seem to know an awful lot to be in a position to pass any judgement, I live in an identical house and have experienced numerous floods, my hot water cylinder actually exploded whilst I was away on a two week training course in 2007. This was caused by an illegal valve that should never have been installed. Since then I have had four of five other floods which Hyde only recently realised was caused by the simple error of not having an over flow installed! My front room ceiling has been patched up probably six times due to water damage. Numerous residents in this street have experienced similar problems. I hope that when the surveyors report is complete that Hyde will run an apology in the Newshopper as this is totally slanderous and not the case at all."

CousinCharlotte Sat 17-Sep-16 15:26:15

Nothing wrong with bringing badly managed HA's to a wider audience imo. Some tenants are treated very badly, some homes aren't safe, work they carry out can be really shoddy. I can attest this as a HA tenant my self.

Chikara Sat 17-Sep-16 15:35:52

The problem is we really don't know the facts so any discussion of this case is meaningless.

Sometimes tenants are treated unfairly, sometimes they treat their homes/landlords unfairly.

I used to live in a Council Flat and I have never had to deal with such incompetence from the Council. It reduced mt to tears! BUT the flats were nice and in a great location and you wouldn't believe the way some of them were trashed and defiled by some of the tenants - until really, they became uninhabitable. Such a shame.

Scaredycat3000 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:36:51

It's horrible knowing I'm going to be a tenant for the rest of my life. What's even worse is the culture that tenants are sub human and are the cause of all problems with the property. You now need a deposit 8 1/2 times your salary! We need some decent laws to stop this profiteering from peoples day to day life and these hobbyist LL's.
Thank you OP for bringing this to my attention.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sat 17-Sep-16 15:37:06

Gosh, some truly unpleasant commenters there! shock

I don't see any need for the OP to declare that she has a "thing" about bad HAs in her OP - fine to expose them when they occur!

Scaredycat3000 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:38:40

Sorry 8 1/2 times your salary to get a mortgage.

Becky546 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:40:35

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HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:42:40

Chikara i dont disagree. Im well aware that not all tenants are angels.

Scaredy Inflated house prices are beyond a joke.

HelenaDove Sat 17-Sep-16 15:46:20

Becky here is a very recent thread of mine praising a housing association for their domestic abuse policy.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2719481-to-think-this-housing-association-is-giving-great-support-to-domestic-abuse-victims

You were saying................................

Becky546 Sat 17-Sep-16 15:49:20

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DixieNormas Sat 17-Sep-16 15:51:13

I've been with 2 different HA and the council, the council are the best by far. One of the ha was absolutely awful, some of the problems my old neighbour had were awful. They don't seem interested in the fact that any work they did was shoddy

spindletree Sat 17-Sep-16 16:05:05

Helena
Thank you for bringing this up - some people really do live in a bubble.

TheLastHeatwave Sat 17-Sep-16 16:07:15

Becky546. You are making some extremely odd comments on this thread. Helena posts on a broad range of threads, it's not as if this is all she ever posts about or does it daily. She's interested/concerned, it hardly makes her an 'activist' and it to be something she needs to declare. Your attitude is most odd & quite rude.

Becky546 Sat 17-Sep-16 16:09:07

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TheLastHeatwave Sat 17-Sep-16 16:19:59

HA's appear to vary widely, as does the treatment within many of them depending on who you talk to. On the whole, councils do seem to be marginally better, though still 'hard of thinking.

Cocklodger Sat 17-Sep-16 16:23:12

one of my tenants (I'm a LL) lived in a HA property where in 12 months they overall had 11 inspections, at one point three in one month!
You couldn't make it up YANBU

PigletJohn Sat 17-Sep-16 16:37:43

There is no reference to a cylinder or a burst in the article or the photos. There is mention of a pipe under the bath, and a suggestion that it was plumbed in plastic pipe which is not unusual.

Leaking pipes happen every day of the year.

What is the tenant being blamed for?

TheLastHeatwave Sat 17-Sep-16 16:39:18

Just when you have an agenda it's probably not fair to not make that clear to people

Just that Helena posts about this quite a lot and it seems like she may have an agenda to push that is anti any HA. If I'm wrong about that, I'm wrong. You probably have a fair point about lots that you do post Helena. I just had a feeling you may be coming at this from an activist type perspective and that should really be made clear to people if that's the case

Yes, totally unnecessary & rude in my opinion.

Accusing someone of 'pushing their agenda' when you have nothing to base that on is bad enough, but to accuse someone of 'coming at this from an activist perspective' when they have done no such thing is indeed weird & unpleasant.

Perhaphs you need to look up the definition of 'activist' before you go around accusing people of not disclosing their activist agenda. Not to mention that actual activists don't tend to hide their agenda...it kind of misses the point.

You state it wasn't your intention to be rude, & I accept that, but that leaves me a bit confused as to what the point of your comments actually was?

Anyway. No need to further derail the thread.

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