Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
22-11-2019, 20:31   #1
molly.007
Registered User
 
molly.007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 11
I want to give back my council house

Please all don’t judge
I’m renting a council house that’s full of mould and damp walls leaks along with other problems I’m at sick to death of getting on to the council to fix the problems and nothing is ever done I’m sick to death of washing walls with bleach and cleaning up leaks financially and mentally drained from it ... it’s so frustrating I’m on a low income and can’t afford to get the problems fixed I fully understand there is a housing crisis and there’s loads of people looking to be housed In just at my wits ends with the house and just want to give it back !!!!!!!!I RANT OVER any advice appreciated
molly.007 is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Advertisement
22-11-2019, 20:32   #2
bisset
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 420
have you found somewhere else to live?
bisset is offline  
(4) thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:37   #3
mickuhaha
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 311
Can you post pictures of the problems
mickuhaha is offline  
Thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:39   #4
cryptocurrency
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,139
Which council and is it one of those old 1950s ones you see about? If you can afford to hand it back you most certainly shouldn't have one
cryptocurrency is offline  
(4) thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:39   #5
punisher5112
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 17,909
Is there vents?

How do you heat the property?
punisher5112 is offline  
Advertisement
22-11-2019, 20:47   #6
TheEyeonyrBack
Registered User
 
TheEyeonyrBack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by molly.007 View Post
I’m sick to death of washing walls with bleach and cleaning up leaks financially and mentally drained from it
I hear you, but just don't use the bleach, it worsens the situation. While you search an alternative house, and hopefully you will, try with tree tea oil instead, using bleach gets you intoxicated and spreads the mauld bacteria all over.

I know this doesn't fix things up but helps a bit.

I keep my fingers crossed for you.
TheEyeonyrBack is offline  
(2) thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:50   #7
weetiepie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by cryptocurrency View Post
Which council and is it one of those old 1950s ones you see about? If you can afford to hand it back you most certainly shouldn't have one
Wtf?? How is that helpful? Get off your high horse numpty!
weetiepie is offline  
22-11-2019, 20:52   #8
cryptocurrency
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by weetiepie View Post
Wtf?? How is that helpful? Get off your high horse numpty!
Well some of the 1950s ones don't have central heating so it is relevant.
cryptocurrency is offline  
(2) thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:53   #9
L1011
Moderator
 
L1011's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by weetiepie View Post
Wtf?? How is that helpful? Get off your high horse numpty!

Report a post if you have a problem with rather than posting like this
L1011 is online now  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
22-11-2019, 20:55   #10
cryptocurrency
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by L1011 View Post

Report a post if you have a problem with rather than posting like this
My question was relevant when the damp issue and washing walls was raised. This is actually an issue in those era homes which are still stock.
cryptocurrency is offline  
22-11-2019, 20:55   #11
punisher5112
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 17,909
There is special cleaners you can get and a primer and paint which also helps.

There needs to be adequate vents, heating and quite possible needs additional insulation.
punisher5112 is offline  
Thanks from:
22-11-2019, 20:55   #12
L1011
Moderator
 
L1011's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by cryptocurrency View Post
My question was relevant when the damp issue and washing walls was raised. This is actually an issue in those era homes which are still stock.
I wasn't saying there *was* a problem with your post, just that the reaction to it was unacceptable on-thread.
L1011 is online now  
Thanks from:
22-11-2019, 21:18   #13
blackbox
Registered User
 
blackbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,849
If the mould is coming back after you kill it with bleach, there is a problem that will only be resolved by reducing the level of moisture on the wall.

This is best resolved by a combination of warmth and ventilation.

Is there a source of moisture that can be removed? Drying clothes inside is a common cause.

If the mould is exclusively on the inside of an exterior wall it almost certainly requires insulation. This is something you might request from the landlord.
blackbox is offline  
(2) thanks from:
22-11-2019, 21:30   #14
DubCount
Registered User
 
DubCount's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 455
Its amazing that a Council can get away with this. If a private landlord was providing accommodation with significant water ingress and similar issues, I would expect official Ireland to be quick to deal with the problems, and rightly so.

For OP. Getting a Local Authority to act on anything can be difficult. Have you tried contacting your local Councillors or TDs? It shouldn't help, but sometimes it does.

Last edited by DubCount; 22-11-2019 at 21:33.
DubCount is offline  
22-11-2019, 21:33   #15
punisher5112
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 17,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubCount View Post
Its amazing that a Council can get away with this. If a private landlord was providing accommodation with significant water ingress and similar issues, I would expect official Ireland to be quick to deal with the problems, and rightly so.

For OP. Getting a Local Authority to act on anything can be difficult. Have you tried contacting your local Councillors or TDs? I shouldn't help, but sometimes it does.
LL don't imo rush to fix.. plenty of experience in afraid.
punisher5112 is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet