Eastleigh mum fears children may be hurt as tiles fall from house roof despite repairs

Daily Echo: Kelly Smart, who is afraid for her children Josh 10, Lilly-Rose 3 months and Charlie 7, after tiles keep falling from the roof of their family home. Kelly Smart, who is afraid for her children Josh 10, Lilly-Rose 3 months and Charlie 7, after tiles keep falling from the roof of their family home.

A mother of three says she is afraid for her children’s safety after roof tiles keep falling from her home.

Kelly Smart was left waiting more than a month after tiles fell from her home onto a car for the problem to be fixed.

And despite assurances that the section of roof would be replaced to stop further problems, she is still waiting.

Now Kelly feels she cannot let people park near her home and is afraid her children will be injured.

The problems started late last year when the first three tiles fell on Kelly’s car, smashing the back window, causing £150 damage.

These tiles were replaced and the 30-year-old said she was told the rest of the roof was secure.

However, just before Christmas more fell hitting partner Ashley Prince’s car, causing £400 damage.

The three-bedroom housing association property, in Wagtail Close, Eastleigh, is managed by First Wessex.

It sent a surveyor who once again assured her that no more would come down, but someone would be coming out on December 27 to replace the lost tiles.

No-one turned up.

Distracted by health concerns with her newborn baby, who had to go into hospital, Kelly had not pursued the issue, but has now found damp in her bathroom and further tiles have fallen, one close to where she was standing.

She rang First Wessex again and the worker who came to inspect it apologised saying he had forgotten to diary her previous appointment.

He also said that at least one other tile was loose.

Kelly was told workers would replace all the tiles on that section of roof and fix the bathroom ceiling, but neither of these repairs have been done and Kelly has been told this was because work was complete.

She is worried for children, Joshua, 10, Charlie, 7, and three-month-old Lilly-Rose Prince.

“Someone is going to get hurt,” she said.

“My eldest son is too scared to walk out the front door.”

Hazel Warwick, Asset Management Director at First Wessex, said safety was its primary comcern and all reports of falling tiles are dealt with immediately.

She said following a report of further tiles falling, a surveyor promptly attended and repaired the roof within two days.

She said a surveyor would visit last week to assess the bathroom ceiling.but that still has not happened.

“Due to the extreme weather we are experiencing, we are unable to carry out work at height during strong wind,”she added.

“Once it is safe to do so, a surveyor will also re-inspect the roof at the property.”

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12:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

looking at the photo it seems to me that the work is or needs to be done at the side and therefore why are they afraid to use the front door ?
looking at the photo it seems to me that the work is or needs to be done at the side and therefore why are they afraid to use the front door ? mickey01
  • Score: 12

1:24pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Sounds like the whole house is moving or subsiding, could be all the rain.
Sounds like the whole house is moving or subsiding, could be all the rain. bigfella777
  • Score: -10

1:25pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either
And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either bigfella777
  • Score: -6

1:46pm Thu 13 Mar 14

hays1179 says...

first wessex what a surprise !
we have been waiting for our roof tiles to be repaired , the damp inside our house to be repaired, repointing to the house due to the rain water coming in and causing the damp on the inside of the house.
and we have been waiting 3 months and then when the job does get booked in they phone on the morning to cancel !

first wessex pull your finger out !!
first wessex what a surprise ! we have been waiting for our roof tiles to be repaired , the damp inside our house to be repaired, repointing to the house due to the rain water coming in and causing the damp on the inside of the house. and we have been waiting 3 months and then when the job does get booked in they phone on the morning to cancel ! first wessex pull your finger out !! hays1179
  • Score: 1

3:27pm Thu 13 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Can residents take out insurance on buildings even if they only rent it?
Can residents take out insurance on buildings even if they only rent it? loosehead
  • Score: -3

4:41pm Thu 13 Mar 14

derek james says...

a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact
a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact derek james
  • Score: -7

4:42pm Thu 13 Mar 14

solomum says...

loosehead wrote:
Can residents take out insurance on buildings even if they only rent it?
The building insurance will be on a block policy with the housing association. Tenants cannot take out their own building insurance as they do not own the building.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: Can residents take out insurance on buildings even if they only rent it?[/p][/quote]The building insurance will be on a block policy with the housing association. Tenants cannot take out their own building insurance as they do not own the building. solomum
  • Score: 6

5:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Steve2005 says...

Affordable housing is built very high spec by developers, the weather was most probably the big factor as it seems reasonably new !
Complain about the weather not about the housing association! , they seem very prompt and would take safety at a high standard
Affordable housing is built very high spec by developers, the weather was most probably the big factor as it seems reasonably new ! Complain about the weather not about the housing association! , they seem very prompt and would take safety at a high standard Steve2005
  • Score: 5

6:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

D.a.v.e says...

As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms.
Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words:
Overcrowded
Athsma
Depression
Mould
Nightmares
As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms. Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words: Overcrowded Athsma Depression Mould Nightmares D.a.v.e
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Thu 13 Mar 14

downfader says...

mickey01 wrote:
looking at the photo it seems to me that the work is or needs to be done at the side and therefore why are they afraid to use the front door ?
That might not be her front door, it might be a neighbours or even a window depending on the building design. There are several properties designed like this now I notice
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: looking at the photo it seems to me that the work is or needs to be done at the side and therefore why are they afraid to use the front door ?[/p][/quote]That might not be her front door, it might be a neighbours or even a window depending on the building design. There are several properties designed like this now I notice downfader
  • Score: -3

7:05pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Huey says...

Always someone else's problem isn't it
Always someone else's problem isn't it Huey
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Thu 13 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

D.a.v.e wrote:
As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms.
Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words:
Overcrowded
Athsma
Depression
Mould
Nightmares
she did play the baby card though
[quote][p][bold]D.a.v.e[/bold] wrote: As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms. Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words: Overcrowded Athsma Depression Mould Nightmares[/p][/quote]she did play the baby card though mickey01
  • Score: 3

7:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Zexagon says...

derek james wrote:
a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact
Must admit I've not read or heard of tiles hitting anyone and killing them
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact[/p][/quote]Must admit I've not read or heard of tiles hitting anyone and killing them Zexagon
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Zexagon says...

Tiles would've had to have punctured the felt to suddenly start causing damp to the bathroom.
Tiles would've had to have punctured the felt to suddenly start causing damp to the bathroom. Zexagon
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

wossit says...

Have another baby, you can pay for it on your extra benifits
Have another baby, you can pay for it on your extra benifits wossit
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

wossit says...

bigfella777 wrote:
And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either
Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either[/p][/quote]Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ??? wossit
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Superchick says...

mickey01 wrote:
D.a.v.e wrote:
As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms.
Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words:
Overcrowded
Athsma
Depression
Mould
Nightmares
she did play the baby card though
Agree with your comments but people choose to take on those responsibilities when they buy their homes whether it be as an investment or because social housing is very hard to come by. u wouldnt pay for someones car to be fixed if u were a passenger in it when it broke would you? If she had caused the damage to the property I would be sayin she should foot the bill 100% but this is not her responsibilty.
[quote][p][bold]mickey01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.a.v.e[/bold] wrote: As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye. Yet another Housing association tenant who thinks the world should stop and fix her roof just because she has lost one or two roof tiles. What about the hundreds of other Southampton residents who suffered real damage in to their own property and have to foot the cost themselves due to the recent storms. Note to Echo- You forgot to leave out the following key words: Overcrowded Athsma Depression Mould Nightmares[/p][/quote]she did play the baby card though[/p][/quote]Agree with your comments but people choose to take on those responsibilities when they buy their homes whether it be as an investment or because social housing is very hard to come by. u wouldnt pay for someones car to be fixed if u were a passenger in it when it broke would you? If she had caused the damage to the property I would be sayin she should foot the bill 100% but this is not her responsibilty. Superchick
  • Score: 8

8:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

littlelady1 says...

What about the people that lost all their posessions in the floods?? They can't get there houses repaired for FREE!! Yes a few titles have come off, yes the car was damaged, but the house is still able to be lived in. Benefits and babies seem to get you every thing you need now a days.
What about the people that lost all their posessions in the floods?? They can't get there houses repaired for FREE!! Yes a few titles have come off, yes the car was damaged, but the house is still able to be lived in. Benefits and babies seem to get you every thing you need now a days. littlelady1
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

loosehead says...

It says her partners car? so does he work? could they not of held back from having three kids? then perhaps they could have saved a deposit or used the government scheme & bought a house & insured it then they could have claimed & got it fixed or is easier to rent & get it all done for you & then get your face in the Echo if it's not done as quick as you would like?
It says her partners car? so does he work? could they not of held back from having three kids? then perhaps they could have saved a deposit or used the government scheme & bought a house & insured it then they could have claimed & got it fixed or is easier to rent & get it all done for you & then get your face in the Echo if it's not done as quick as you would like? loosehead
  • Score: 5

9:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Superchick says...

loosehead wrote:
It says her partners car? so does he work? could they not of held back from having three kids? then perhaps they could have saved a deposit or used the government scheme & bought a house & insured it then they could have claimed & got it fixed or is easier to rent & get it all done for you & then get your face in the Echo if it's not done as quick as you would like?
Who says they r all his children or that she wasnt previously married. Very hard to judge a person until u know them or their previous circumstances.. Whilst this story is ridiculous for even making the newspaper fact remains that this is not her property therefore it is the landlords responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: It says her partners car? so does he work? could they not of held back from having three kids? then perhaps they could have saved a deposit or used the government scheme & bought a house & insured it then they could have claimed & got it fixed or is easier to rent & get it all done for you & then get your face in the Echo if it's not done as quick as you would like?[/p][/quote]Who says they r all his children or that she wasnt previously married. Very hard to judge a person until u know them or their previous circumstances.. Whilst this story is ridiculous for even making the newspaper fact remains that this is not her property therefore it is the landlords responsibility. Superchick
  • Score: 1

10:09pm Thu 13 Mar 14

thesouth says...

Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house thesouth
  • Score: 7

10:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

She's fit
She's fit Reality-man
  • Score: 3

10:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

derek james says...

Zexagon wrote:
derek james wrote:
a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact
Must admit I've not read or heard of tiles hitting anyone and killing them
i'm surprised too, but one fell off near where i walk the dog and broke into i guess 50 pieces, but as an average roof tile weighs about 3 kg or 6.6 lb ,add the acceleration from say 5 metres above ground it's going to cause a bit of damage!
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: a roof tile can easily kill an adult let alone a kid-fact[/p][/quote]Must admit I've not read or heard of tiles hitting anyone and killing them[/p][/quote]i'm surprised too, but one fell off near where i walk the dog and broke into i guess 50 pieces, but as an average roof tile weighs about 3 kg or 6.6 lb ,add the acceleration from say 5 metres above ground it's going to cause a bit of damage! derek james
  • Score: 2

11:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

solomum says...

For all the moronic posters who seem to think it is the tenants responsibility, First off, tenants pay rent and the house is never theirs to keep so why on earth should they pay for repairs (unless of course they caused the damage), Secondly, where in the report does it state they are on benefits? Typical judgemental comments as usual. If I own my own house, I pay for repairs. After all, the house is My asset. If I rent a house, the landlord pays for repairs as the rent I pay, pays for Their Asset. Simple.
For all the moronic posters who seem to think it is the tenants responsibility, First off, tenants pay rent and the house is never theirs to keep so why on earth should they pay for repairs (unless of course they caused the damage), Secondly, where in the report does it state they are on benefits? Typical judgemental comments as usual. If I own my own house, I pay for repairs. After all, the house is My asset. If I rent a house, the landlord pays for repairs as the rent I pay, pays for Their Asset. Simple. solomum
  • Score: 4

5:52am Fri 14 Mar 14

mickey01 says...

thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
you could have had it done on the slate
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]you could have had it done on the slate mickey01
  • Score: -1

6:17am Fri 14 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

wossit wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either
Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???
Because it sucks all the water out of the surrounding soil and the roots can get under the foundations. Its well known
[quote][p][bold]wossit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either[/p][/quote]Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???[/p][/quote]Because it sucks all the water out of the surrounding soil and the roots can get under the foundations. Its well known bigfella777
  • Score: 2

7:00am Fri 14 Mar 14

Schmeggles says...

wossit wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either
Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???
Tree roots can cause subsidence, this can affect all aspects of a a building!
[quote][p][bold]wossit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either[/p][/quote]Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???[/p][/quote]Tree roots can cause subsidence, this can affect all aspects of a a building! Schmeggles
  • Score: 4

7:15am Fri 14 Mar 14

Zexagon says...

thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-) Zexagon
  • Score: 5

8:53am Fri 14 Mar 14

solomum says...

Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you. solomum
  • Score: 5

10:44am Fri 14 Mar 14

loosehead says...

solomum wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them?
Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants?
If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.[/p][/quote]solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family? loosehead
  • Score: 2

11:00am Fri 14 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Schmeggles wrote:
wossit wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either
Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???
Tree roots can cause subsidence, this can affect all aspects of a a building!
Thankyou
[quote][p][bold]Schmeggles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wossit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: And just seen that big tree at the back, that wont help either[/p][/quote]Bigfella, are you a surveyor now. stop talking crap !!! how will a tree effect roofing tiles ???[/p][/quote]Tree roots can cause subsidence, this can affect all aspects of a a building![/p][/quote]Thankyou bigfella777
  • Score: 0

11:02am Fri 14 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

loosehead wrote:
solomum wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them?
Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants?
If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?
It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.[/p][/quote]solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?[/p][/quote]It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime bigfella777
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Superchick says...

bigfella777 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
solomum wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them?
Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants?
If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?
It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime
Amen!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.[/p][/quote]solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?[/p][/quote]It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime[/p][/quote]Amen!!! Superchick
  • Score: 1

1:55pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Steve2005 says...

Just to clarify from the bible:
For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

The title should be: Family victimised by God.....

Get a grip Daily Echo put something more meaningful in here to read!
Just to clarify from the bible: For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. The title should be: Family victimised by God..... Get a grip Daily Echo put something more meaningful in here to read! Steve2005
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Fri 14 Mar 14

loosehead says...

bigfella777 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
solomum wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them?
Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants?
If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?
It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime
Actually social housing was there for people on low pay who no matter how they tried they could never afford to buy their own home not for people who spew out kids have holidays & then expect to be housed with all maintenance done for them plus modernisation of the properties because they pay rent.
I remember my dad talking about means testing people & how wrong it was but I wonder if he was alive now if he'd think that.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.[/p][/quote]solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?[/p][/quote]It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime[/p][/quote]Actually social housing was there for people on low pay who no matter how they tried they could never afford to buy their own home not for people who spew out kids have holidays & then expect to be housed with all maintenance done for them plus modernisation of the properties because they pay rent. I remember my dad talking about means testing people & how wrong it was but I wonder if he was alive now if he'd think that. loosehead
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4:43pm Fri 14 Mar 14

littlelady1 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
loosehead wrote:
solomum wrote:
Zexagon wrote:
thesouth wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house
You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)
Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.
solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?
It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime
I agree its not a crime, however those people who blatantly play the system seem to feel it is appropriate to get everything for free. Am speaking from experience knowing the background of this issue. As a working tax payer, this is something else to.rub our.noses in it that we struggle.to pay a mortgage, pay bills etc yet benefits get you what you want. Quite moaning.about it and get on with your life. There are people.far worse off than you.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: Mine fell off my house, who is going to do something about this...oh wait, me, cos I'm the mug that paid for my house[/p][/quote]You don't have to replace them and you didn't have to buy your house. If you rented they'd get done for you :-)[/p][/quote]Exactly Zexagon! thesouth, Remember that mortgage payments do not go on for ever and you have a substantial financial asset at the end of them. Rent goes on for ever with no asset. So count your blessings instead of kicking those that are less fortunate than you.[/p][/quote]solomum I don't know this lady or her partner but they seemed to think they were financially sound enough to have three children so why didn't they invest in a home of their own before having children & expecting the council to house them? Radian are the landlords but are they paying as private tenants or council tenants? If either why not wait to have children & buy a house then start a family?[/p][/quote]It's called affordable housing, it's not a crime[/p][/quote]I agree its not a crime, however those people who blatantly play the system seem to feel it is appropriate to get everything for free. Am speaking from experience knowing the background of this issue. As a working tax payer, this is something else to.rub our.noses in it that we struggle.to pay a mortgage, pay bills etc yet benefits get you what you want. Quite moaning.about it and get on with your life. There are people.far worse off than you. littlelady1
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