NCH tenant is 'fed up of people having sex outside her window'

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A Nottingham City Homes (NCH) tenant wants the provider to act on her complaints about mould - and people allegedly having sex outside her window.

Syreeta Masters told the Post she has "just had enough" of the problems she says has been plaguing her since she moved into her home, on Forest Road West in 2014.

The three-storey building is owned by NCH, who the 41-year-old says she has made frequent attempts to contact about the issues.

Miss Masters, who is currently unemployed, told the Post her building is more like a "student flat" and that she is too embarrassed to have people round.

She said: "I’ve not had a birthday party because my property’s never been up to scratch. I can’t have people stay with me because of the issues.

"There’s damp absolutely everywhere, and I have osteoporosis as well and that makes it much worse.

"I just want them to fix the place like they said they would when I moved in."

Miss Masters said that in the three years since she moved in, she has had to put up with people having sex outside her window and using the fire escape next to her flat as a toilet.

Miss Masters said: "I called them about people having sex outside, and leaving condoms all over the place, and using my bedroom window as a bathroom.

"Every year there’s been an ant infestation under the kitchen, and everything in the basement is damp to touch. I haven’t even been able to unpack properly because I can’t put anything in the basement.

“When I report things that are wrong with the property. They say that it’ll get scheduled in, but then they never actually come round and do the work."

A spokeswoman for NCH said: “The issues Miss Masters has reported to us are varied, and we are taking all of them seriously.

“We have reported Miss Masters’ anti-social behaviour concerns to the local community protection team, and will provide any further support we can on this front.

"We have also attended the pre-arranged appointment that we had in the diary on Friday, November 10, with Miss Masters to discuss potential fencing work at the property.

"We are liaising with Miss Masters on remedial works to her property and will be further surveying her home to establish whether more work is needed.

“We have offered advice to her on how to reduce condensation and ventilate her property, which will reduce the risk of damp and mould.

"We will continue to support Miss Masters to resolve all of her concerns."