Dad and son waiting a month for Bolton at Home to fix massive hole in kitchen ceiling

Brian Greenhalgh in his kitchen

The repair work under Brian Greenhalgh’s bath

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , news feature writer

A FATHER and son have been living for a month with a hole in their kitchen ceiling — caused by a leak from the bathroom.

Brian Greenhalgh and his 16-year-old son Codey must contend with damp walls, torn plaster and exposed wires — and must go to Mr Greenhalgh’s father’s home in Darcy Lever to cook and to wash.

Despite plumbers and inspectors being sent to the Bolton at Home property in Goldrill Gardens, Breightmet, the gaping hole has yet to be repaired.

Mr Greenhalgh, aged 43, says that the house is “uninhabitable” and that the ordeal is making him ill.

He said: “I can’t keep going on like this. I had an ulcer six years ago and I still have to use a colostomy bag from then. The last thing I need is this stress and no hot water for a bath.

“The ceiling had been looking unsafe for a couple of months. My son and I were in the kitchen and he said he thought that the ceiling was going to fall through. I couldn’t believe it when it did.

“It’s been a month since it happened and all they’ve done is sent plumbers and inspectors and turned off the water in the bathroom. I just want my house back.”

A spokesman for Bolton at Home said: “We became aware of the extent of repairs required at Mr Greenhalgh’s home following inspection.

"A reccurring leak in the bathroom has damaged the flooring. We returned on Friday, August 1, to stop the leak and ensure it causes no further damage to the area under the bath.

“We’ve made sure that hot water is available from the basin taps.

“We’ll return early next week to follow-up on the repairs and we’ll address any further concerns that Mr Greenhalgh has.”

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10:27am Mon 4 Aug 14

cougar44 says...

this is wahat happens when you vote for a company like bolton at home
this is wahat happens when you vote for a company like bolton at home cougar44
  • Score: 15

10:39am Mon 4 Aug 14

William2701 says...

cougar44 wrote:
this is wahat happens when you vote for a company like bolton at home
It was just as bad before.

No excuse to be waiting a month for Bolton At Home to carry out repairs for which they are legally responsible to do.
[quote][p][bold]cougar44[/bold] wrote: this is wahat happens when you vote for a company like bolton at home[/p][/quote]It was just as bad before. No excuse to be waiting a month for Bolton At Home to carry out repairs for which they are legally responsible to do. William2701
  • Score: 23

10:48am Mon 4 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too?
What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too? Chrome1
  • Score: -14

10:56am Mon 4 Aug 14

exboard says...

With a 16 year old lad surely something could have been fitted by the occupants. Or is that to simple?
With a 16 year old lad surely something could have been fitted by the occupants. Or is that to simple? exboard
  • Score: -7

11:03am Mon 4 Aug 14

cocopopmuffin says...

Don't hold your breath I waited almost 9 month for a kitchen ceiling after a burst pipe in the bathroom !!
Don't hold your breath I waited almost 9 month for a kitchen ceiling after a burst pipe in the bathroom !! cocopopmuffin
  • Score: 16

11:54am Mon 4 Aug 14

bertbeenie says...

You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations.

It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services.
You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations. It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services. bertbeenie
  • Score: 23

11:54am Mon 4 Aug 14

Terry McC says...

Chrome1 wrote:
What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too?
Bolton at home were votet to take over from Bolton council by all who rent check the facts doofer
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too?[/p][/quote]Bolton at home were votet to take over from Bolton council by all who rent check the facts doofer Terry McC
  • Score: 19

12:00pm Mon 4 Aug 14

OpenMinded4664 says...

Ah, the classy side of Bolton.
Ah, the classy side of Bolton. OpenMinded4664
  • Score: -11

12:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jay003 says...

Boo-Hoo! There are far bigger issues in the world than a hole in the ceiling and a lack of running hot water upstairs. Some people are just unable to appreciate what they have. He's got hot water downstairs......get the lad to run upstairs with a bowl of hot water and fill the bath. Do i need to educate this buffoon even further. Why blame Bolton at Home when tenants' suffer with mental irregularities. Get off your bum and use a bit of common!
Boo-Hoo! There are far bigger issues in the world than a hole in the ceiling and a lack of running hot water upstairs. Some people are just unable to appreciate what they have. He's got hot water downstairs......get the lad to run upstairs with a bowl of hot water and fill the bath. Do i need to educate this buffoon even further. Why blame Bolton at Home when tenants' suffer with mental irregularities. Get off your bum and use a bit of common! Jay003
  • Score: -10

12:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Farnworth Lady says...

Quote from B.A.H.
"“We’ve made sure that hot water is available from the basin taps!"

2014 and Hot Water from Basin Taps.......Wow what next, Electric Lightening?



Bolton at Home have a legal and moral responsibility to fix repairs for their Tenants, especially if those Tenants are in poor health.

The Council Rents are High enough, so where does all the money go?

I remember a BEN Newspaper Board the other Christmas, announcing a Massive Council Party, for all their Workers, which I assume includes B.A.H. workmen?

Get your priorities right.
Quote from B.A.H. "“We’ve made sure that hot water is available from the basin taps!" 2014 and Hot Water from Basin Taps.......Wow what next, Electric Lightening? Bolton at Home have a legal and moral responsibility to fix repairs for their Tenants, especially if those Tenants are in poor health. The Council Rents are High enough, so where does all the money go? I remember a BEN Newspaper Board the other Christmas, announcing a Massive Council Party, for all their Workers, which I assume includes B.A.H. workmen? Get your priorities right. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 13

1:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

aardwolf says...

bertbeenie wrote:
You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations.

It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services.
Why is a comfortable office a waste of money?
[quote][p][bold]bertbeenie[/bold] wrote: You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations. It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services.[/p][/quote]Why is a comfortable office a waste of money? aardwolf
  • Score: -10

1:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

Terry McC wrote:
Chrome1 wrote: What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too?
Bolton at home were votet to take over from Bolton council by all who rent check the facts doofer
No you doofer. The public voted to have Bolton at Home to become private. Either way they would have been the Housing Service to maintain social housing. It wasn't a case of them or someone else, which is what you have stated. Now, you doofer (and don't copy my insults), have you anything else to say?
[quote][p][bold]Terry McC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: What do you mean you doofer: "Vote for Bolton At Home"? Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for. Plus any way looking at that guy, he needs a bit of maintenance too?[/p][/quote]Bolton at home were votet to take over from Bolton council by all who rent check the facts doofer[/p][/quote]No you doofer. The public voted to have Bolton at Home to become private. Either way they would have been the Housing Service to maintain social housing. It wasn't a case of them or someone else, which is what you have stated. Now, you doofer (and don't copy my insults), have you anything else to say? Chrome1
  • Score: -9

1:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

RogerDT says...

exboard wrote:
With a 16 year old lad surely something could have been fitted by the occupants. Or is that to simple?
he's obviously a trained plumber/builder/plas
terer then at 16 is he? Or maybe he could have had a go at the exposed wires !?!?!
[quote][p][bold]exboard[/bold] wrote: With a 16 year old lad surely something could have been fitted by the occupants. Or is that to simple?[/p][/quote]he's obviously a trained plumber/builder/plas terer then at 16 is he? Or maybe he could have had a go at the exposed wires !?!?! RogerDT
  • Score: 9

1:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

cliff4treasurer says...

The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition .
You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket.
Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day.

Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.
The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition . You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket. Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day. Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 19

1:41pm Mon 4 Aug 14

RogerDT says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition .
You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket.
Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day.

Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.
I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !!
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition . You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket. Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day. Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.[/p][/quote]I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !! RogerDT
  • Score: 5

1:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Terry McC says...

Chrome1 says Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for in the next comment..... The public voted to have Bolton at Home to become private no its black or is it white der
Chrome1 says Bolton At Home isn't a public sector body you vote for in the next comment..... The public voted to have Bolton at Home to become private no its black or is it white der Terry McC
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Mon 4 Aug 14

IvanCamposHair says...

bertbeenie wrote:
You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations.

It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services.
Well you are half right. Bolton at Home may have a fancy office and waste money but it is not money that would otherwise go on roads and other services.

Bolton at Home's income stream comes from the rent paid by their tenants.
[quote][p][bold]bertbeenie[/bold] wrote: You should see BAH's offices at Waters Meetings Road. I've been upstairs where the staff work. It's a disgraceful waste of money. Plasma screens everywhere, bright furniture and bean bags! Like relaxation areas, and chocolate on nearly every desk and popcorn for when they watch presentations. It's no wonder Bolton cannot afford to fix roads and services.[/p][/quote]Well you are half right. Bolton at Home may have a fancy office and waste money but it is not money that would otherwise go on roads and other services. Bolton at Home's income stream comes from the rent paid by their tenants. IvanCamposHair
  • Score: -1

2:12pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Terry McC says...

RogerDT wrote:
cliff4treasurer wrote:
The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition .
You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket.
Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day.

Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.
I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !!
Council houses were built and operated by local councils to supply uncrowded, well-built homes on secure tenancies at reasonable rents to primarily WORKING-CLASS people. i live in one dont smoke dont drink love the house ps i do all the jobs on it myself out of my own measly pocket because my job allows it.... one of the coments you expect from someone who thinks all council house tenants are the same i know a lot of people who own a house but live like tramps
[quote][p][bold]RogerDT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition . You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket. Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day. Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.[/p][/quote]I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !![/p][/quote]Council houses were built and operated by local councils to supply uncrowded, well-built homes on secure tenancies at reasonable rents to primarily WORKING-CLASS people. i live in one dont smoke dont drink love the house ps i do all the jobs on it myself out of my own measly pocket because my job allows it.... one of the coments you expect from someone who thinks all council house tenants are the same i know a lot of people who own a house but live like tramps Terry McC
  • Score: 17

2:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

MrsB11 says...

This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!!
This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!! MrsB11
  • Score: 26

3:09pm Mon 4 Aug 14

skintight says...

BAH is a registered housing association and charity. Nothing to do with Bolton Council.
BAH is a registered housing association and charity. Nothing to do with Bolton Council. skintight
  • Score: 8

3:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

MrsB11 wrote:
This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!!
It riles me when a landlord receives rent and doesn't do the repairs, Oh and does it matter who pays the rent as long as it is paid and wouldn't you want the landlord to treat all tenants the same ?
[quote][p][bold]MrsB11[/bold] wrote: This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!![/p][/quote]It riles me when a landlord receives rent and doesn't do the repairs, Oh and does it matter who pays the rent as long as it is paid and wouldn't you want the landlord to treat all tenants the same ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: -4

5:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

EmShambles says...

Some of these comments are just harsh.The man isn't well.Where does it say he didn't work hard before he became poorly? The landlord should have sorted this problem out sooner.I take it the fella isn't in rent arrears. I don't live in a council house but I did growing up and I can assure you my mum wasn't watching Sky all day and drinking her money away. Too many assumptions! Lots of people in council housing are working or are genuinely too ill to manage.Plenty of rough arsed people own their own property. I have a 16 year old son and I wouldn't let him make me a brew let alone carry out DIY projects. Everything is not always black and white.
Some of these comments are just harsh.The man isn't well.Where does it say he didn't work hard before he became poorly? The landlord should have sorted this problem out sooner.I take it the fella isn't in rent arrears. I don't live in a council house but I did growing up and I can assure you my mum wasn't watching Sky all day and drinking her money away. Too many assumptions! Lots of people in council housing are working or are genuinely too ill to manage.Plenty of rough arsed people own their own property. I have a 16 year old son and I wouldn't let him make me a brew let alone carry out DIY projects. Everything is not always black and white. EmShambles
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Mon 4 Aug 14

azzak123 says...

just goes to show the mental age of some with the harsh comments been put this is showing that the bolton council dont rush with anything no more no one said the bloke doesnt go out to work he started he was ill and wore a colostomy bag which in itself must be a night mare without not being able to have a bath to keep him self clean if read properly bolton council state the leaks have damaged the floor how can he even step in the bath without that falling trough never mind carrying water from down stairs tap to fill bath different people have different reasons were they rent or can afford to buy no one knows the blokes situation so shouldnt judge him by there own greavences not every one can afford to buy an house even if worked all there lives not every one wants to have an heart
just goes to show the mental age of some with the harsh comments been put this is showing that the bolton council dont rush with anything no more no one said the bloke doesnt go out to work he started he was ill and wore a colostomy bag which in itself must be a night mare without not being able to have a bath to keep him self clean if read properly bolton council state the leaks have damaged the floor how can he even step in the bath without that falling trough never mind carrying water from down stairs tap to fill bath different people have different reasons were they rent or can afford to buy no one knows the blokes situation so shouldnt judge him by there own greavences not every one can afford to buy an house even if worked all there lives not every one wants to have an heart azzak123
  • Score: 6

7:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Arnold Corns says...

The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route!
The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route! Arnold Corns
  • Score: -1

8:30pm Mon 4 Aug 14

IvanCamposHair says...

Arnold Corns wrote:
The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route!
Why do people have to post such idiocy.

I mean your comment is almost sublime. To get so much wrong in just one sentence deserves a round of applause.
[quote][p][bold]Arnold Corns[/bold] wrote: The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route![/p][/quote]Why do people have to post such idiocy. I mean your comment is almost sublime. To get so much wrong in just one sentence deserves a round of applause. IvanCamposHair
  • Score: 4

9:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
MrsB11 wrote:
This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!!
It riles me when a landlord receives rent and doesn't do the repairs, Oh and does it matter who pays the rent as long as it is paid and wouldn't you want the landlord to treat all tenants the same ?
Well said.

There are clearly some real kn0b5 who have piped up about this and clearly have not read the article. And to the bozo who thinks a 16 year old is able to do the repairs, you are a tool.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsB11[/bold] wrote: This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!![/p][/quote]It riles me when a landlord receives rent and doesn't do the repairs, Oh and does it matter who pays the rent as long as it is paid and wouldn't you want the landlord to treat all tenants the same ?[/p][/quote]Well said. There are clearly some real kn0b5 who have piped up about this and clearly have not read the article. And to the bozo who thinks a 16 year old is able to do the repairs, you are a tool. wsw69
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Arnold Corns wrote:
The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route!
Another complete t1t of a comment.

It's better to be thought a t wat than to type out stuff like this and prove it
[quote][p][bold]Arnold Corns[/bold] wrote: The BAH Workforce are busy cleaning Anti Islamic graffiti off the ironman route![/p][/quote]Another complete t1t of a comment. It's better to be thought a t wat than to type out stuff like this and prove it wsw69
  • Score: -1

9:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

muks123 says...

1 month Is nothing my dad's ground floor flat has had leaking water from the flat above for over a year nothing much has been done they come out then say it is sorted then leaks again complained but they still do the same
1 month Is nothing my dad's ground floor flat has had leaking water from the flat above for over a year nothing much has been done they come out then say it is sorted then leaks again complained but they still do the same muks123
  • Score: -1

11:41pm Mon 4 Aug 14

cosmicma says...

MrsB11 wrote:
This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!!
if it riles you so much why don't you just sell the property and move into rented accommodation
there ya go problem sorted no more stress all your repairs will be paid for by the property owner / landlord

what riles me are the people who think they are too good for rented accommodation and moan there tits off about something that doesn't concern them
why would you want to buy a house in todays climate ?
there vastly overpriced
there's a good chance you won't be in stable employment long enough to pay for it so you'll never own it anyway or you'll be on deaths door by the time you've paid for it and for god sake don't let a little thing like divorce get in the way

owning your own house is a real pleasure that you will never have the time to enjoy

on a positive note you can look down at the unwashed who rely on rented property

get over yourself you buy you pay you rent they pay
simples
[quote][p][bold]MrsB11[/bold] wrote: This riles me so much! I had a leak in my bathroom last week which came through my kitchen ceiling, soaked my boiler and it's electrics, and damaged the casing around the boiler. Do I get help with fixing it? Do I b***s. I've either got to go through my insurance which will cost me my excess, plus bump up my premium or I've got to pay approx £400. I can imagine it's an inconvenience having your kitchen like that and not very nice to look at, but.. 1) after a leak, ceilings, floors etc have to be given time to dry out before any repairs can take place. 2) BAH have been out and made sure the leak is fixed, therefore ensuring no more damage is caused. 3) you're not living in damp conditions that are making you ill, it's the middle of summer and it's lovely weather. 4) With your health being bad I'm sure your rent and council tax is paid for by benefits. 5) Be thankful that you don't have to pay out for repairs on a house whilst paying a mortgage, full rate council tax, all your bills and supporting 3 children. 6) you have a 16 year old son, get him to fill the bath for you!![/p][/quote]if it riles you so much why don't you just sell the property and move into rented accommodation there ya go problem sorted no more stress all your repairs will be paid for by the property owner / landlord what riles me are the people who think they are too good for rented accommodation and moan there tits off about something that doesn't concern them why would you want to buy a house in todays climate ? there vastly overpriced there's a good chance you won't be in stable employment long enough to pay for it so you'll never own it anyway or you'll be on deaths door by the time you've paid for it and for god sake don't let a little thing like divorce get in the way owning your own house is a real pleasure that you will never have the time to enjoy on a positive note you can look down at the unwashed who rely on rented property get over yourself you buy you pay you rent they pay simples cosmicma
  • Score: 2

10:55am Tue 5 Aug 14

rostron says...

Man needs maintenance, Man is ILL !
Lad can do something, NOT QUALIFIED near electrics.
Comment about area? Decent people in all areas !
you work, pay this, that, be glad you have a job & your health !
Fags, booze, sat tv, not all people in council property live this way.
What total utter snobs some of you are!
I don't wish illness, accidents, unemployment, etc on anyone, but whilst you sit there pontificating, any one of these occurrences could happen to you, in one day, one week, & you may just finish up in the same position, council house, sick pay ! Every generation tries to better themselves, look in your family history, see what they did? Mill workers, factory workers, but then you have made it with your semi detached posh houses, giving you the right to sit in judgement on others ! A bit of humility springs to mind, !
I knew people like you, when my kids were young, they tried to have a go at my kids, oh yes council house, until they got told their mothers were well known for going in charity shops every week! So those new outfits they swanked about had been washed and presented as new !
Mankind, what mankind, with the ive made it brigade !
Man needs maintenance, Man is ILL ! Lad can do something, NOT QUALIFIED near electrics. Comment about area? Decent people in all areas ! you work, pay this, that, be glad you have a job & your health ! Fags, booze, sat tv, not all people in council property live this way. What total utter snobs some of you are! I don't wish illness, accidents, unemployment, etc on anyone, but whilst you sit there pontificating, any one of these occurrences could happen to you, in one day, one week, & you may just finish up in the same position, council house, sick pay ! Every generation tries to better themselves, look in your family history, see what they did? Mill workers, factory workers, but then you have made it with your semi detached posh houses, giving you the right to sit in judgement on others ! A bit of humility springs to mind, ! I knew people like you, when my kids were young, they tried to have a go at my kids, oh yes council house, until they got told their mothers were well known for going in charity shops every week! So those new outfits they swanked about had been washed and presented as new ! Mankind, what mankind, with the ive made it brigade ! rostron
  • Score: 3

12:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

EmShambles says...

Well said Rostron.Let's hope these jokers never find themselves in a similar situation to this guy.None of them know what's around the corner for them.
Well said Rostron.Let's hope these jokers never find themselves in a similar situation to this guy.None of them know what's around the corner for them. EmShambles
  • Score: 6

1:13pm Tue 5 Aug 14

cliff4treasurer says...

RogerDT says...


cliff4treasurer wrote:
The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition .
You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket.
Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day.

Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.

RogerDT says:
I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !!

cliff4treasurer says:

There are a lot of people who work hard and live in council property, I know I was one of them, as was the rest of my family.
Non of us do now as we had ambition, that's the word you didn't comment on as you probably don't know what it means.
So carry on working your Bollo88s off and carry on living in a council house, I am sure your kids will do the same.
RogerDT says... cliff4treasurer wrote: The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition . You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket. Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day. Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition. RogerDT says: I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !! cliff4treasurer says: There are a lot of people who work hard and live in council property, I know I was one of them, as was the rest of my family. Non of us do now as we had ambition, that's the word you didn't comment on as you probably don't know what it means. So carry on working your Bollo88s off and carry on living in a council house, I am sure your kids will do the same. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Tue 5 Aug 14

RogerDT says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
RogerDT says...


cliff4treasurer wrote:
The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition .
You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket.
Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day.

Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition.

RogerDT says:
I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !!

cliff4treasurer says:

There are a lot of people who work hard and live in council property, I know I was one of them, as was the rest of my family.
Non of us do now as we had ambition, that's the word you didn't comment on as you probably don't know what it means.
So carry on working your Bollo88s off and carry on living in a council house, I am sure your kids will do the same.
I don't & never said I did live in a council house. And you're still a pr1ck!
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: RogerDT says... cliff4treasurer wrote: The best way to avoid Bolton at home of course is to work hard most of your life and have a bit of ambition . You can then own your own home and fix any holes that appear in your ceilings out of your own pocket. Oh and no luck doesn't come into it, just hard work and the ability to avoid fags and booze and satellite tv all day. Also helps if you show some interest in your kids schooling as they will also then be able to carry on the great tradition. RogerDT says: I've worked hard all my life & still do & could neither fix a hole like that nor afford to have it fixed at the moment you pr1ck !! cliff4treasurer says: There are a lot of people who work hard and live in council property, I know I was one of them, as was the rest of my family. Non of us do now as we had ambition, that's the word you didn't comment on as you probably don't know what it means. So carry on working your Bollo88s off and carry on living in a council house, I am sure your kids will do the same.[/p][/quote]I don't & never said I did live in a council house. And you're still a pr1ck! RogerDT
  • Score: 3

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