A pregnant woman in Cardiff can’t be discharged from hospital for fear her lung condition could get worse because her council flat is riddled with damp and mould.
Tenants at the same group of newly renovated flats in south London recently complained to their landlord’s managing agent, Gillcrest, about the state of their homes but their grievances were ignored.
Due to fire-safety concerns following the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, which was exacerbated by the presence of substandard cladding, councils have been removing cladding from tower blocks that they consider a fire safety hazard. This is exactly what happened to Lydstep flats in Gabalfa, Cardiff. However, according to residents, this has resulted in significant damp and mould problems to appear.