the long-awaited, disabled persons flat
Email to ********@chha.co.uk (Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association)
Subject: 19 Ladymeadow Court
25th November 2002
When is the work going to be done on my flat? I have been here two
months and all I get is empty promises fom the builder saying he
could do this and that but he needs you say-so. The only word from
you was whether I had seen the builder!
Because of the work not being done on the flat's front door I am
unable to go out at all on my own because I cannot lock the door,
and have to live and sleep with the door unlocked. Since I am severely
disabled if anyone were to come in I would scarcely be able to stop
them from doing anything or taking anything. If my OT worker and
social worker have not made you aware of these facts before you
have them now. Chiltern are being socially irresponsible.
Email from ********@CHHA.CO.UK
To: John Close
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 11:26 AM
Subject: RE: 19 Ladymeadow Court
Sorry I have not been in touch, but I have been trying to find out
who should be completing the work that you need.
I have spoken to the Builders today regarding the outstanding work,
they will be meeting with our surveyor to work on getting these
I have been told by the site manager that the following can be done
the lowering of the spyhole and chain
lowering the clothes hooks in hall and bathroom
lowering the shaving light; and reducing the pressure on the hot
tap in the kitchen.
The other issues have to be discussed with our surveyor and as soon
as I have an answer, I will be back in touch with you.
Sorry for the delay
From: John Close
Sent: 28 November 2002 03:02
Subject: Re: 19 Ladymeadow Court
How about the landlord being responsible for finishing the flat?
Isn't it that simple? You own this flat, you let it to me as a flat
for a disabled person, clearly the job was only half done and it's
Chiltern's responsibility to do this work that should have been
done before I moved in?
What were you doing while I was waiting six months for the flat?
Let me guess - you were in dispute with the builders, and you still
are. So you both pass the buck to and fro and the only people who
like it are the legal people and the only people who suffer are
tenants like me. It's a disgrace.