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(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 24 Jun 2008 14:27

now don't go getting too excited still have two years to,

Karen x


Deanna Report 24 Jun 2008 14:21

Wow.... Karen I just can't wait! tee hee.

Deanna X

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 24 Jun 2008 14:21

the council put a new kitchen in my parents house a few years ago.....two base cupboards and two wall cupboards!....that was it,

Karen x


Deanna Report 24 Jun 2008 14:14

They are coming to do us a new kitchen and bathroom .
we are on the second wave.... so it will be about 2 years for us.
the thing is, the older you get, the more difficult it is to decorate!!

Ah well.
Deanna X

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 24 Jun 2008 13:56

thanks hapium, brilliant protects both of us xx


Hapiun Report 24 Jun 2008 13:42

Hi L Pussercat

Just a little tip for you
My OH worked in several council areas and His tip is take photo's of your house/deco whereever they are going to be working.
He does take photo's to prove what the house was like before they start and after they done. He has been took for a ride by several tennants so he plays safe now!

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 24 Jun 2008 13:39

julia same hear if you write in you never get a reply you phone and its either engaged or answer phone
bob be nice to have the choice

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 24 Jun 2008 13:36

hi ann yes your right its south shropshire housing assosiate guess its like wireless and radio senario, council has just stuck .
hi chrisa yep they did that to my parents, i know its not my house but its my home and we shouldn't be left in limbo, last time they said this to other people the starting in the 6 months turned to 2 yrs, my bathroom is 1960,sbut ..... but i was clever i did a 1960 theme in there and my bath is huge will be sad to see that go xx

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 24 Jun 2008 13:27

hi kitty , ive heard this so many times luckily for me i now stand up for my self and will not tolerate anything like that , not saying you dont btw lol, i know council work men can be quite intimidating.
well there in for a shock with me they will be told no entry befor 11 out by 3 lol, woe betide they slip up once there out, yikes i can nag especcialy since ive been married to a man that said he can but cant lol.


williams123 Report 24 Jun 2008 13:17

allowence? they said it was a good will gesture and didnt have to pay it, they did put it on my rent acc in the end


williams123 Report 24 Jun 2008 13:14

hi all i had rewire and new kitchen and bathroom by coast & country housing (redcar & cleveland council) what a mess!! they didnt care they were in someones home, my things went missing, my newly plastered walls that i paid for were damaged, tumble drier was broken, my fish tank was cracked so i had to give all my fish away as i couldnt afford a new tank. someone cut them self and just wiped blood on my wall another wrote addresses on my wall! everythings a mess fitted by cowboys 2years im still repairing the damage. because im a single mother they treat me like scum and didnt want to know, i work full time (not that that should make a difference) and pay £345 rent per month and they still think they are doing me a favour!!!
sorry for the moan guys, i feel better now thats off my chest


AnninGlos Report 23 Jun 2008 09:33

Is it still the council that are in charge? i thought that in the main housing associations had taken over.

I suppose, if you think about it, at least they have given you 6 months notice.



chrisa Report 23 Jun 2008 09:32

I have a similar problem. I hate the kitchen & bathroom in my council house. I want to replace them now but my brother in law who works for the council has told me that all kitchens & bathrooms are being replaced very soon & even if I put new ones in now the council will still pull them out & put their new ones in so not to waste my money.

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 23 Jun 2008 09:30

bob no doubt the rent will go up lol
julia s awfull , if you write a letter into our council regarding any thing its never answerd , i guess its safer to be done as we still have the sockets without switches and a 1960s bathroom xx


Julia Report 23 Jun 2008 09:18

This has happened to me more than once. When contemplating doing something once, I even rang the council and asked them if they had any work scheduled in the foreseable future. Their answer was no, so we went ahead and did whatever it was we wanted to do. Six months later,yes, you can guess what happened. Around here,there is no co-operation between council and tenant. They just assume that we are all down and outs, drawing off the social,who don't spend their own money to make the property nice, and they are doing us a favour by doing these major repairs/alterations.
Julia in Derbyshire


Bobtanian Report 23 Jun 2008 09:07

look on the bright side, at least YOU wont have to pay for the rewire, and plumbing!!

(not unless they put the rent up, afterwards!)

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 23 Jun 2008 09:01

well muffy im going to barricade the door lol xx


Muffyxx Report 23 Jun 2008 08:58

Awww what a shame !!! All that hard work and at Christmas too !!! xx

Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 23 Jun 2008 08:54

council housing , we have just decorated all through house to be told council workers coming out to rewire and update piping yikes and whats worse there doing it over christmas ruddy hell