21 FEB 2022

Bristol man left living in damp and mouldy home for four years

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A social housing provider has apologised to one of its tenants who says he spent years complaining about damp and mould in one of their Bristol properties.

Shay Flower claims his living conditions became so bad he developed severe asthma.

Sovereign Housing Association has now promised to move Mr Flower within a few days after being contacted by ITV News.

“They’ve done multiple mould assessments,” said the 31-year-old. “They said, ‘yes, you have damp in your bathroom’ – they’ve done nothing about it.

“They’ve whitewashed it.”

Mr Flower says he spent seven years on the waiting list for a home in Bristol, but said when he secured the one-bed ground floor flat in the city centre, he was reluctant to take it.

“The day I moved in I noticed mould all over my doors,” he added.

“I painted over 20 times. I’ve got mould coming up everywhere – in my kitchen,  in my hallway, in my bathroom.”

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If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, for immediate assistance contact the tenant helpline on freephone 0800 093 8855.

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