A WOMAN has claimed her bedroom ceiling caved in after she waited SIX YEARS for the council to fix her roof.
Yvonne Cochrane, 50, said her ceiling “came right down” over her bed in Paisley, Scotland – with the now-leaking ceiling affecting her breathing.
She said the problems started six years ago when a roof tile was blown off by the wind.
Renfrewshire Council promised to replace the tile in the top-floor flat – but they never did, Yvonne added.
The tenant – who has epilepsy and lung condition COPD – said water now pours in, making her walls damp and her health conditions worse.
She said: “The water is all coming in from the gutter, it’s never been cleared. There are big cracks right down the building.
“The walls are wet and it’s not good for my health. My breathing is affected. The ceiling came right down and landed on my bed.”
After the ceiling collapsed on October 30, the council told Yvonne an inspector would be out by November 25.
She added: “They said that’s the first appointment they’ve got.
“If they’d replaced the missing tile six years ago this wouldn’t have happened.
“I’ve just had enough of this. They have to give me a new roof or a new house.”
A spokesman for Renfrewshire Council said an emergency repair had been carried out in early November.
He said: “We’re sorry to hear of the incident and the impact on the tenant.
“Our housing repairs team responded immediately when the incident was reported to us and an emergency roof repair was carried out on November 3.
“The tenant has been advised a repairs officer is attending on November 25 to inspect the ceiling damage and arrange for the internal repairs and can also consider the guttering issue raised by the tenant, who can contact our customer service centre for further advice and assistance.”
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