A mother of two claims that her little daughter cannot sleep in her own bedroom after discovering a shocking amount of mold and moisture.
Sophie Davies, 25, says she had to throw away her children’s clothes and furniture after making the terrible find at her home in Newall Green, Wythenshawe.
The pictures show green and black mold and moisture stains on the carpet, the walls and pieces of furniture – including a wardrobe and a bed.
Miss Davies claims the moisture is so bad that when she moved her daughter’s closet, it “fell apart”.
Her daughter’s 1 and 2 year olds can no longer sleep in her pink bedroom because Miss Davies says she is worried about her health.
The mother rents the property from the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) and claims that her landlord said there is nothing she can do.
Sophie Davies says she had to throw her daughter’s clothes away after making the find
(Image: Sophie Davies)
She says she was instructed by the apartment group to wash the mold and moisture off the walls and make a number of lifestyle changes.
Only then, says Miss Davies, did your landlord announce that they would treat it.
A spokesman for the WCHG told the Manchester Evening News that they are currently discussing with Miss Davies to resolve the issue.
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“It really made me angry,” said Miss Davies.
“I always pay my rent and just think why should I have to live like this? We are not in a Third World country.”
Miss Davies says she noticed mold before Christmas, but didn’t realize the full extent until she asked a surveyor to visit her house.
Green and black mold and moisture stains can be seen on the walls and carpet
(Image: Sophie Davies)
“There is a closet on the same wall that I found the moisture on, and when we moved it around, the closet and the wall were green,” she said.
“The closet was so damp that it literally fell apart.”
“I had to throw away my daughter’s wardrobe, bed and clothes and now I have to open the carpet,” added Miss Davies.
“The inspector told me that I had to ventilate the property better, but I can’t afford to keep the heating going all day.
“He just told me I have to wash the wall and when it comes back they will treat it.”
Miss Davies says she is concerned about the health of her children and says that one of her daughters has been sick a few times in the past few months.
Sophie Davies says she was told that the mold could not be treated by the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
(Image: Manchester Evening News)
“My daughter has been very poor in the past few weeks and I think it’s most likely because of the mold,” she said.
“My little girls are only one and two and cannot even sleep in their own bedroom at the moment.
“I called the apartment group yesterday and they said there was nothing they could do.
“They said there was nothing they could do unless I washed it away and it came back.”
A spokesman for the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group said: “We visited Miss Davis’ property on January 9th after she contacted us and will continue to work with her to resolve the condensation problems in her home.
“We can confirm that another visit with her has been planned.”
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