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Family’s six month ordeal in damp flat

The Argus: Khalid Baalawi of Highden, Brighton, is unhappy with the council over lack of repairs to his flat. Khalid Baalawi of Highden, Brighton, is unhappy with the council over lack of repairs to his flat.

A FAMILY is locked in a battle with the council over damp problems after their one-year-old son became ill.

Khalid Baalawi, 29, who lives with his wife and two children in the Highden flats, Islingword Road, Brighton, reported problems to the council in December last year.

They suffered in the flat through the wet winter and spring with a property racked with damp and draft problems.

Mr Baalawi’s one-year-old son Yousuf has suffered from acute bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection. Mr Baalawi said the family doctor has connected the problem to their living conditions.

He has also suffered seizures due to the fever – including three in 24 hours.

Mr Baalawi said: “It is awful. We have mould, damp, water leaking through the walls, draft and worst of all it is affecting my children.

“The carpet is always wet and the water leaks over electrical sockets.”

Mr Baalawi said the flat is also affecting his own mental health.

He said damage to the brickwork above the living room window lets in streams of water when it rains.

He said while the council has worked on the flat and scaffolding is in place on the side of the building, there have been little improvements.

Mr Baalawi said they were offered bed and breakfast accommodation while work was done but he felt that was inappropriate.

“If I was on my own it might be ok but I have kids and we do not know how long it will take,” he added.

A council spokeswoman said: “The council has been working with Mr Baalawi to alleviate his family’s situation at Highden since December.

“Scaffolding was erected to expedite repair of the outside wall, to be followed by internal work, which we estimate should finish within two weeks. However, Mr Baalawi found the noise of the work too disturbing and asked us to stop.

“Despite advice that work can be carried out while the property is occupied we have offered to provide temporary accommodation for Mr Baalawi and his family, but unfortunately, he has not accepted this offer, which is still available to him.”

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7:53am Mon 9 Jun 14

BURIRAM says...

It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him.
It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him. BURIRAM
  • Score: 94

7:54am Mon 9 Jun 14

rogerthefish says...

I can't see how he can complain if he was offered alternative accommodation and decides to stay and then complains about noise, especially if its true that his son is getting health problems, noted he's not complaining with how cheap the rent is and is Mr Khalid Baalawi a local lad as I believe there are over 20,000 on council house list. So if your not happy with the service move out for good.
I can't see how he can complain if he was offered alternative accommodation and decides to stay and then complains about noise, especially if its true that his son is getting health problems, noted he's not complaining with how cheap the rent is and is Mr Khalid Baalawi a local lad as I believe there are over 20,000 on council house list. So if your not happy with the service move out for good. rogerthefish
  • Score: 85

8:13am Mon 9 Jun 14

tykemison says...

So summing up, bloke complains to council of damage and damp, council erects scaffolding and sends in builder's, bloke complains to council about noise! Council offers temporary accommodation whilst work is carried out, bloke who complains about his childs health refuses to move, council left with no options, bloke complains to argus but not sure what about, argus writes up a non-story, weird.
So summing up, bloke complains to council of damage and damp, council erects scaffolding and sends in builder's, bloke complains to council about noise! Council offers temporary accommodation whilst work is carried out, bloke who complains about his childs health refuses to move, council left with no options, bloke complains to argus but not sure what about, argus writes up a non-story, weird. tykemison
  • Score: 81

8:53am Mon 9 Jun 14

IratusFurcifer says...

What does he expect when he won't allow the problem to be fixed.
He's trying to force a situation where he gets moved to a different place entirely by the looks of it. Maybe he's not liking the flat? Area? Schools? I say your lucky to get what you're given.
What does he expect when he won't allow the problem to be fixed. He's trying to force a situation where he gets moved to a different place entirely by the looks of it. Maybe he's not liking the flat? Area? Schools? I say your lucky to get what you're given. IratusFurcifer
  • Score: 63

8:58am Mon 9 Jun 14

IratusFurcifer says...

I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election!
I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election! IratusFurcifer
  • Score: 4

9:21am Mon 9 Jun 14

Fairfax Aches says...

I'm sure the gentleman could have done something about it himself if he was really that worried. Too many people (including many illegal immigrants) enjoying the luxuries of our bloated welfare system whilst the rest of us pay through the nose like a bunch of mugs.
Shoddy reporting by the rag as usual.
I'm sure the gentleman could have done something about it himself if he was really that worried. Too many people (including many illegal immigrants) enjoying the luxuries of our bloated welfare system whilst the rest of us pay through the nose like a bunch of mugs. Shoddy reporting by the rag as usual. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 35

10:15am Mon 9 Jun 14

tykemison says...

IratusFurcifer wrote:
I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election!
Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.
[quote][p][bold]IratusFurcifer[/bold] wrote: I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election![/p][/quote]Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly. tykemison
  • Score: 20

10:24am Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

BURIRAM wrote:
It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him.
Why is this a news article,the council have tried everything,and all they are met with is complaints.Noice from contractors,the offer of BB but he refused.Does this man not realise there are 16000 people on the housing waiting list in Brighton and Hove many born and bred here but are being forced out due to lack of accommodation.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him.[/p][/quote]Why is this a news article,the council have tried everything,and all they are met with is complaints.Noice from contractors,the offer of BB but he refused.Does this man not realise there are 16000 people on the housing waiting list in Brighton and Hove many born and bred here but are being forced out due to lack of accommodation. clubrob6
  • Score: 34

10:27am Mon 9 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Then he should move in to private rented accommodation and stop milking the gravy train he's put himself on.

You can only help yourself - get off your backside and do something about your situation instead of continously moaning.
Then he should move in to private rented accommodation and stop milking the gravy train he's put himself on. You can only help yourself - get off your backside and do something about your situation instead of continously moaning. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 29

10:30am Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
I can't see how he can complain if he was offered alternative accommodation and decides to stay and then complains about noise, especially if its true that his son is getting health problems, noted he's not complaining with how cheap the rent is and is Mr Khalid Baalawi a local lad as I believe there are over 20,000 on council house list. So if your not happy with the service move out for good.
20000 I stand corrected I thought it was 16000 but whatever figure it shows that Brighton born and Bred people are being forced out.I was on the housing waiting list for 14 yrs before getting anything offered.I think the local connection of two years is far too short,even this is quite new just a few years ago you could come into the area from any corner of the world and if you had kids you took priority over local.This man has had everything given to him and still complains.The council are trying to fix the problems but even then he complains of noice,i wonder also if he actually pays his rent or is he on benefits???
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I can't see how he can complain if he was offered alternative accommodation and decides to stay and then complains about noise, especially if its true that his son is getting health problems, noted he's not complaining with how cheap the rent is and is Mr Khalid Baalawi a local lad as I believe there are over 20,000 on council house list. So if your not happy with the service move out for good.[/p][/quote]20000 I stand corrected I thought it was 16000 but whatever figure it shows that Brighton born and Bred people are being forced out.I was on the housing waiting list for 14 yrs before getting anything offered.I think the local connection of two years is far too short,even this is quite new just a few years ago you could come into the area from any corner of the world and if you had kids you took priority over local.This man has had everything given to him and still complains.The council are trying to fix the problems but even then he complains of noice,i wonder also if he actually pays his rent or is he on benefits??? clubrob6
  • Score: 22

10:33am Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
I'm sure the gentleman could have done something about it himself if he was really that worried. Too many people (including many illegal immigrants) enjoying the luxuries of our bloated welfare system whilst the rest of us pay through the nose like a bunch of mugs.
Shoddy reporting by the rag as usual.
Exactly does he not realise there are 20000 people on the waiting list lots BRIGHTON BORN AND BRED who would love his flat especially with the cheap rents.
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the gentleman could have done something about it himself if he was really that worried. Too many people (including many illegal immigrants) enjoying the luxuries of our bloated welfare system whilst the rest of us pay through the nose like a bunch of mugs. Shoddy reporting by the rag as usual.[/p][/quote]Exactly does he not realise there are 20000 people on the waiting list lots BRIGHTON BORN AND BRED who would love his flat especially with the cheap rents. clubrob6
  • Score: 18

10:39am Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

tykemison wrote:
IratusFurcifer wrote:
I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election!
Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.
You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IratusFurcifer[/bold] wrote: I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election![/p][/quote]Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.[/p][/quote]You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing. clubrob6
  • Score: 24

10:48am Mon 9 Jun 14

tykemison says...

clubrob6 wrote:
tykemison wrote:
IratusFurcifer wrote:
I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election!
Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.
You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing.
Another person"working the system"whilst locals are left to fend for themselves, wrong on so many levels, bet he knows others who have kicked up a storm and been"upgraded"to a nicer council flat/house.
[quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IratusFurcifer[/bold] wrote: I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election![/p][/quote]Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.[/p][/quote]You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing.[/p][/quote]Another person"working the system"whilst locals are left to fend for themselves, wrong on so many levels, bet he knows others who have kicked up a storm and been"upgraded"to a nicer council flat/house. tykemison
  • Score: 17

11:04am Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

tykemison wrote:
clubrob6 wrote:
tykemison wrote:
IratusFurcifer wrote:
I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election!
Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.
You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing.
Another person"working the system"whilst locals are left to fend for themselves, wrong on so many levels, bet he knows others who have kicked up a storm and been"upgraded"to a nicer council flat/house.
You can 100% guarantee now he will jump in front of the 20000 many B&H born and bred on the waiting list.Things are SO wrong in this country at the moment.I know locals with children still living with there parents as they can't get anywhere to live and private renting is out of there reach and these people work full time.We don't need more houses built we just need the social houses that are built be allocated to locals then anyone else can go renting privately.Yes its bad a child is suffering but the council are trying there best many children in our area don't have a roof over there head they can call there own as they live with parents ETC.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clubrob6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IratusFurcifer[/bold] wrote: I'm glad the paper published this article tykemyson. Reminds of the key issues and who I will be voting for come the election![/p][/quote]Not quite sure how any different local council could make this person readonable or do some party's have magic/mind controlling powers? Seems like Mr Baalawi is trying to force the council's hand and hoped to get a better coincil flat/house, a very common occurrence, sadly.[/p][/quote]You have hit the nail on the head,and the argus has fallen for it.He simply want publicity so that the council will give him priority over the 20000 mainly Brighton Born and Bred that cant get a property.Just watch next week the council will ignore the 20000 people on the waiting list some been there more than a decade to give this man a lovely house,garden ETC just what we all dream off.I hope the council see's through what this man is doing.[/p][/quote]Another person"working the system"whilst locals are left to fend for themselves, wrong on so many levels, bet he knows others who have kicked up a storm and been"upgraded"to a nicer council flat/house.[/p][/quote]You can 100% guarantee now he will jump in front of the 20000 many B&H born and bred on the waiting list.Things are SO wrong in this country at the moment.I know locals with children still living with there parents as they can't get anywhere to live and private renting is out of there reach and these people work full time.We don't need more houses built we just need the social houses that are built be allocated to locals then anyone else can go renting privately.Yes its bad a child is suffering but the council are trying there best many children in our area don't have a roof over there head they can call there own as they live with parents ETC. clubrob6
  • Score: 11

11:10am Mon 9 Jun 14

sussexram40 says...

Hard to sympathise. Yes, properties develop problems and need repairs sometimes. Only difference is that if you own it you have to pay for it yourself either directly or through the building insurance you've paid for. Problem reported, council start repairs, man doesn't like builders noise so stops them. Man refuses free temporary accommodation. Man still complains. The work would be just as noisy and disruptive were it a private property. Quite sure the builders wouldnt have been working at night anyway.
Hard to sympathise. Yes, properties develop problems and need repairs sometimes. Only difference is that if you own it you have to pay for it yourself either directly or through the building insurance you've paid for. Problem reported, council start repairs, man doesn't like builders noise so stops them. Man refuses free temporary accommodation. Man still complains. The work would be just as noisy and disruptive were it a private property. Quite sure the builders wouldnt have been working at night anyway. sussexram40
  • Score: 16

11:12am Mon 9 Jun 14

Fight_Back says...

So Mr Baalawi is getting repairs carried out at no cost to him. Heaven help him if he ever became a private property owner and had to pay for it himself. He should stop his whinging and let the council get on with it or clear off.
So Mr Baalawi is getting repairs carried out at no cost to him. Heaven help him if he ever became a private property owner and had to pay for it himself. He should stop his whinging and let the council get on with it or clear off. Fight_Back
  • Score: 27

11:41am Mon 9 Jun 14

utternonsense says...

Not meaning to sound harsh but take the alternative accommodation or stop moaning ! some people are in a far worse position !!
Not meaning to sound harsh but take the alternative accommodation or stop moaning ! some people are in a far worse position !! utternonsense
  • Score: 20

12:07pm Mon 9 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

BURIRAM wrote:
It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him.
“It looks like the Council have done everything that they can” Well you could say that about every property in B&H that have suffered years of damp problems to witch the council always put down to condensation but in a lot of cases its not and I put this question to Mears as they hold the contract to maintaining council homes “if any of Mears or the council Surveyors had any of these qualification’s : CSRT (certified surveyor in remedial treatments) and CSSW (certified surveyor in structural waterproofing) i.e. if they don’t have these qualification’s they are not qualified to do the job i.e. many council properties have been misdiagnosed by unqualified Surveyors for many years and to say He should be lucky he's got a place to live is a fear statement but would you except being housed in a property that had on going problems with damp that could potentially damage your health let alone make you so ill it would kill you I think not so before you go making comments of how lucky he is to have a roof over his head try living in a damp accommodation first then we will see how lucky you feel.
[quote][p][bold]BURIRAM[/bold] wrote: It looks like the Council have done everything that they can to help this man, obviously the workmen would make a noise. He should be lucky he's got a place to live as many are not as fortunate as him.[/p][/quote]“It looks like the Council have done everything that they can” Well you could say that about every property in B&H that have suffered years of damp problems to witch the council always put down to condensation but in a lot of cases its not and I put this question to Mears as they hold the contract to maintaining council homes “if any of Mears or the council Surveyors had any of these qualification’s : CSRT (certified surveyor in remedial treatments) and CSSW (certified surveyor in structural waterproofing) i.e. if they don’t have these qualification’s they are not qualified to do the job i.e. many council properties have been misdiagnosed by unqualified Surveyors for many years and to say He should be lucky he's got a place to live is a fear statement but would you except being housed in a property that had on going problems with damp that could potentially damage your health let alone make you so ill it would kill you I think not so before you go making comments of how lucky he is to have a roof over his head try living in a damp accommodation first then we will see how lucky you feel. wippasnapper
  • Score: -16

12:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

simba1945 says...

Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council.
Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right
Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council. Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right simba1945
  • Score: 16

12:31pm Mon 9 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

Some time ago I put a question to Mears as they hold the contract to maintaining council homes “if any of Mears or the council Surveyors had any of these qualification’s: CSRT (certified surveyor in remedial treatments) and CSSW (certified surveyor in structural waterproofing) i.e. if they don’t have these qualification’s they are not qualified to do the job in hand i.e. many council properties have been misdiagnosed by unqualified Surveyors for many years and by putting up internal stud walling isn’t resolving the problem!

I once met a council tenant that had suffer from server damp to the point her living room and bedroom after a good down poor would be inches under water and the front door and bathroom was growing moose on the walls but the council kept telling her it was condensation and instructed her to open on the windows and turn the heating on to help dry it out thankfully after many years the council moved her out and dun substantial works to solve the problem.
Some time ago I put a question to Mears as they hold the contract to maintaining council homes “if any of Mears or the council Surveyors had any of these qualification’s: CSRT (certified surveyor in remedial treatments) and CSSW (certified surveyor in structural waterproofing) i.e. if they don’t have these qualification’s they are not qualified to do the job in hand i.e. many council properties have been misdiagnosed by unqualified Surveyors for many years and by putting up internal stud walling isn’t resolving the problem! I once met a council tenant that had suffer from server damp to the point her living room and bedroom after a good down poor would be inches under water and the front door and bathroom was growing moose on the walls but the council kept telling her it was condensation and instructed her to open on the windows and turn the heating on to help dry it out thankfully after many years the council moved her out and dun substantial works to solve the problem. wippasnapper
  • Score: -11

12:58pm Mon 9 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

simba1945 wrote:
Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council.
Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right
What is this you lot have about council tenants ha we pay rent we have a right from our landlord to expect descent homes and descent reapers fact that many tenants do not complain but just put up with the shoddy work dun is beyond me I am a resident inspector me and others go to empty property’s and see first hand the condition some property’s are left in by ex tenants we also get to see the bad reaper work that has been dun in the past by council workmen we also get to see the property’s before they are handed over to a new tenant we have a check list and if we are not satisfied we make it known this is all about making our council homes better for everyone regardless of what many of you think of use tenants we have a right the same right you have about your homes privet or rented they are our homes.
[quote][p][bold]simba1945[/bold] wrote: Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council. Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right[/p][/quote]What is this you lot have about council tenants ha we pay rent we have a right from our landlord to expect descent homes and descent reapers fact that many tenants do not complain but just put up with the shoddy work dun is beyond me I am a resident inspector me and others go to empty property’s and see first hand the condition some property’s are left in by ex tenants we also get to see the bad reaper work that has been dun in the past by council workmen we also get to see the property’s before they are handed over to a new tenant we have a check list and if we are not satisfied we make it known this is all about making our council homes better for everyone regardless of what many of you think of use tenants we have a right the same right you have about your homes privet or rented they are our homes. wippasnapper
  • Score: -14

1:07pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Man With No Name says...

**BEWARE THE REPEAR** HE WILL STEAL YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL AND WILL LEAVE YOU SPEAKING A LANGUAGE KNOWN ONLY AS UNEMPLOYED
**BEWARE THE REPEAR** HE WILL STEAL YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL AND WILL LEAVE YOU SPEAKING A LANGUAGE KNOWN ONLY AS UNEMPLOYED Man With No Name
  • Score: 8

1:08pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Man With No Name says...

Man With No Name wrote:
**BEWARE THE REPEAR** HE WILL STEAL YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL AND WILL LEAVE YOU SPEAKING A LANGUAGE KNOWN ONLY AS UNEMPLOYED
Which would have been better if I had written reaper ...
[quote][p][bold]Man With No Name[/bold] wrote: **BEWARE THE REPEAR** HE WILL STEAL YOUR ABILITY TO SPELL AND WILL LEAVE YOU SPEAKING A LANGUAGE KNOWN ONLY AS UNEMPLOYED[/p][/quote]Which would have been better if I had written reaper ... Man With No Name
  • Score: 9

3:01pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

The only reason this man does not want the work done on his flat that the council has so kindly provided for him is because he wants to jump in front of the 20000 strong waiting list like he has probably done before and get a nice house with a garden something we all dream off.He stopped the workmen working as he knows if the work is completed he wont have any priority on the waiting list.He should be told that some Brighton born and Bred residents have been on the list for more than a decade and still nowhere near to getting a property.I suppose the next move for this father would be to have more children so he can claim overcrowding.WHY CANT SOME PEOPLE SEE JUST HOW LUCKY THEY ARE.I really do feel sorry for the people that were born here waiting patiently for a place they can call home been pushed back due to people that think they deserve everything for nothing.
The only reason this man does not want the work done on his flat that the council has so kindly provided for him is because he wants to jump in front of the 20000 strong waiting list like he has probably done before and get a nice house with a garden something we all dream off.He stopped the workmen working as he knows if the work is completed he wont have any priority on the waiting list.He should be told that some Brighton born and Bred residents have been on the list for more than a decade and still nowhere near to getting a property.I suppose the next move for this father would be to have more children so he can claim overcrowding.WHY CANT SOME PEOPLE SEE JUST HOW LUCKY THEY ARE.I really do feel sorry for the people that were born here waiting patiently for a place they can call home been pushed back due to people that think they deserve everything for nothing. clubrob6
  • Score: 8

3:20pm Mon 9 Jun 14

CaslovesBulls says...

He should think himself lucky he's got a council house!! The council have offered to put him into B&B while repairs are being done because he's complained about the noise, it seems to me he just wants to move. Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!
He should think himself lucky he's got a council house!! The council have offered to put him into B&B while repairs are being done because he's complained about the noise, it seems to me he just wants to move. Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !! CaslovesBulls
  • Score: 4

3:31pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

CaslovesBulls wrote:
He should think himself lucky he's got a council house!! The council have offered to put him into B&B while repairs are being done because he's complained about the noise, it seems to me he just wants to move. Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!
You have just said what everyone is thinking but we were being too politically correct to say it.But you are right,I suppose its the sign of the times that we have now become the social housing for the world,the NHS for the world,the Benefits system for the world and as normal its the patiently waiting british people that have to suffer.
[quote][p][bold]CaslovesBulls[/bold] wrote: He should think himself lucky he's got a council house!! The council have offered to put him into B&B while repairs are being done because he's complained about the noise, it seems to me he just wants to move. Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !![/p][/quote]You have just said what everyone is thinking but we were being too politically correct to say it.But you are right,I suppose its the sign of the times that we have now become the social housing for the world,the NHS for the world,the Benefits system for the world and as normal its the patiently waiting british people that have to suffer. clubrob6
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Mon 9 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"Mr Baalawi’s one-year-old son Yousuf has suffered from acute bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection. Mr Baalawi said the family doctor has connected the problem to their living conditions. "

Yet he refused to move??

"Mr Baalawi said the flat is also affecting his own mental health. "

Yet he refused to move??

"Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!"

I agree.

This country owes him nothing.
"Mr Baalawi’s one-year-old son Yousuf has suffered from acute bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection. Mr Baalawi said the family doctor has connected the problem to their living conditions. " Yet he refused to move?? "Mr Baalawi said the flat is also affecting his own mental health. " Yet he refused to move?? "Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!" I agree. This country owes him nothing. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 6

5:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
"Mr Baalawi’s one-year-old son Yousuf has suffered from acute bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection. Mr Baalawi said the family doctor has connected the problem to their living conditions. "

Yet he refused to move??

"Mr Baalawi said the flat is also affecting his own mental health. "

Yet he refused to move??

"Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!"

I agree.

This country owes him nothing.
At last a article where everyone has the same opinion.Its obvious this man just wants to jump to the top of the 20000 housing waiting list.He does NOT want the work done on the council flat so stops the work men because of noise.Think of the mental stress brighton born and bred people are going through because our social housing is being given to immigrants of the world.I hope the council don't just give him a house to shut him up.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: "Mr Baalawi’s one-year-old son Yousuf has suffered from acute bronchiolitis, a respiratory infection. Mr Baalawi said the family doctor has connected the problem to their living conditions. " Yet he refused to move?? "Mr Baalawi said the flat is also affecting his own mental health. " Yet he refused to move?? "Send him and his family back to where they originally came from and give his place to a Brighton person that is on the list, there's too many outsiders jumping the queue !!" I agree. This country owes him nothing.[/p][/quote]At last a article where everyone has the same opinion.Its obvious this man just wants to jump to the top of the 20000 housing waiting list.He does NOT want the work done on the council flat so stops the work men because of noise.Think of the mental stress brighton born and bred people are going through because our social housing is being given to immigrants of the world.I hope the council don't just give him a house to shut him up. clubrob6
  • Score: 5

5:22pm Mon 9 Jun 14

SonnyJim55 says...

I am echoing most of the opinions on here that this is a disgrace and its becoming all too familiar. This man has been offered temporary accommodation whilst the council (and lets remember this means the taxpayer) have offered to repair his accommodation. But he doesn't want to leave and, surprise surprise, the noise of the builders is too much for him to bear. So he would rather jeopardise his childrens ongoing health in order to work our pathetic system to his own advantage. And the system is pathetic when local families are being queue jumped in this way. And this useless government wonder why people are voting UKIP!
I am echoing most of the opinions on here that this is a disgrace and its becoming all too familiar. This man has been offered temporary accommodation whilst the council (and lets remember this means the taxpayer) have offered to repair his accommodation. But he doesn't want to leave and, surprise surprise, the noise of the builders is too much for him to bear. So he would rather jeopardise his childrens ongoing health in order to work our pathetic system to his own advantage. And the system is pathetic when local families are being queue jumped in this way. And this useless government wonder why people are voting UKIP! SonnyJim55
  • Score: 9

5:46pm Mon 9 Jun 14

clubrob6 says...

SonnyJim55 wrote:
I am echoing most of the opinions on here that this is a disgrace and its becoming all too familiar. This man has been offered temporary accommodation whilst the council (and lets remember this means the taxpayer) have offered to repair his accommodation. But he doesn't want to leave and, surprise surprise, the noise of the builders is too much for him to bear. So he would rather jeopardise his childrens ongoing health in order to work our pathetic system to his own advantage. And the system is pathetic when local families are being queue jumped in this way. And this useless government wonder why people are voting UKIP!
I popped in for a pint after work and this was being discussed but I can't repeat what the comments were.But the way you put it sums it up quite nicely without the swear words.:)
[quote][p][bold]SonnyJim55[/bold] wrote: I am echoing most of the opinions on here that this is a disgrace and its becoming all too familiar. This man has been offered temporary accommodation whilst the council (and lets remember this means the taxpayer) have offered to repair his accommodation. But he doesn't want to leave and, surprise surprise, the noise of the builders is too much for him to bear. So he would rather jeopardise his childrens ongoing health in order to work our pathetic system to his own advantage. And the system is pathetic when local families are being queue jumped in this way. And this useless government wonder why people are voting UKIP![/p][/quote]I popped in for a pint after work and this was being discussed but I can't repeat what the comments were.But the way you put it sums it up quite nicely without the swear words.:) clubrob6
  • Score: 6

9:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

FatherTed11 says...

What a complete cūnt
What a complete cūnt FatherTed11
  • Score: 9

10:55am Tue 10 Jun 14

JerryOnly says...

wippasnapper wrote:
simba1945 wrote:
Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council.
Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right
What is this you lot have about council tenants ha we pay rent we have a right from our landlord to expect descent homes and descent reapers fact that many tenants do not complain but just put up with the shoddy work dun is beyond me I am a resident inspector me and others go to empty property’s and see first hand the condition some property’s are left in by ex tenants we also get to see the bad reaper work that has been dun in the past by council workmen we also get to see the property’s before they are handed over to a new tenant we have a check list and if we are not satisfied we make it known this is all about making our council homes better for everyone regardless of what many of you think of use tenants we have a right the same right you have about your homes privet or rented they are our homes.
I have absolutely no idea what this comment is about. Privet? Reaper descent? What? Lern2spel omg.
[quote][p][bold]wippasnapper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simba1945[/bold] wrote: Makes me sick has a roof over his head,about time these council tenant done there own work my friend lives in a council flat we all get together to help her do the jobs hardly ever calls the council. Why do these people take the P out of the council and think it's their right[/p][/quote]What is this you lot have about council tenants ha we pay rent we have a right from our landlord to expect descent homes and descent reapers fact that many tenants do not complain but just put up with the shoddy work dun is beyond me I am a resident inspector me and others go to empty property’s and see first hand the condition some property’s are left in by ex tenants we also get to see the bad reaper work that has been dun in the past by council workmen we also get to see the property’s before they are handed over to a new tenant we have a check list and if we are not satisfied we make it known this is all about making our council homes better for everyone regardless of what many of you think of use tenants we have a right the same right you have about your homes privet or rented they are our homes.[/p][/quote]I have absolutely no idea what this comment is about. Privet? Reaper descent? What? Lern2spel omg. JerryOnly
  • Score: 2

11:07am Tue 10 Jun 14

Mrs Newcastle says...

Fight_Back wrote:
So Mr Baalawi is getting repairs carried out at no cost to him. Heaven help him if he ever became a private property owner and had to pay for it himself. He should stop his whinging and let the council get on with it or clear off.
There is finance support for private property owners who are on a low income and need repairs to their property.

Parity Trust improves quality of life for individuals and families by raising capital and investing in business and social enterprises, homes and community buildings through affordable finance. - See more at: http://www.paritytru
st.org.uk/#sthash.QP
N736EK.dpuf
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: So Mr Baalawi is getting repairs carried out at no cost to him. Heaven help him if he ever became a private property owner and had to pay for it himself. He should stop his whinging and let the council get on with it or clear off.[/p][/quote]There is finance support for private property owners who are on a low income and need repairs to their property. Parity Trust improves quality of life for individuals and families by raising capital and investing in business and social enterprises, homes and community buildings through affordable finance. - See more at: http://www.paritytru st.org.uk/#sthash.QP N736EK.dpuf Mrs Newcastle
  • Score: -1

11:51pm Tue 10 Jun 14

seaside_boy says...

bronchiolitis is a common condition affecting babies during the winter, it's possible the damp didn't help the situation, but many get it that live in nice homes too. Convulsions also happen when a baby has a high temeprature, I think he is trying to connect it all to make out the council need to do more
bronchiolitis is a common condition affecting babies during the winter, it's possible the damp didn't help the situation, but many get it that live in nice homes too. Convulsions also happen when a baby has a high temeprature, I think he is trying to connect it all to make out the council need to do more seaside_boy
  • Score: 1

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