Residents told they can move back into flats that are in 'unacceptable' condition to live in

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Melanie Ellis is shocked Moat have told some residents they can return to the flats Melanie Ellis is shocked Moat have told some residents they can return to the flats

Residents of flats devastated by fire claim they have been left living in ‘unacceptable’ conditions.

They also claimed fire alarms did not sound.

An apartment block in Wood Road, Heybridge, was evacuated last Sunday and 20 people left homeless.

Landlord Moat has since told some they can return.

Melanie Ellis, 38, lives directly below the flat the fire started in and has had to throw away clothing, books and linen damaged by soot and water.

The telemarketer said: “The water damage to our flat was inevitable, but as for the other residents, Moat should be putting their health and safety first.

“There are small children living in that block, they will possibly breath harmful air every day while nothing is being done.

“It sickens me to think that Moat are happy for them to reside among soot covered walls and damp spores.”

Full story in this week's Standard

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10:28am Thu 26 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

'Some' flats are fine according to Moat. And they would only say that if they were fine. Otherwise the law would get themj.

If she doesnt want to return to a flat then let her be homeless.
'Some' flats are fine according to Moat. And they would only say that if they were fine. Otherwise the law would get themj. If she doesnt want to return to a flat then let her be homeless. Jack222
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12:23pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Gaia74uk says...

Looks like they must still have the same assessor who looked at my house after an arson attack in 2008!
Looks like they must still have the same assessor who looked at my house after an arson attack in 2008! Gaia74uk
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1:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hawthorne says...

It's a bit of soot on the walls for crying out loud....the air isn't 'harmful'. Bucket of soapy water, some elbow grease, and a bit of self-reliance will fix it. Or you can look all glum for a cameraman and moan about how it's someone elses job to sort it all out (it might well be, but if it were my home I'd get on with it).

It's a cliche I know but in a period of reflection about the brave deeds of the heroes of D-Day you have to wonder what in the name of f*** has happened to this country in the seventy years since?
It's a bit of soot on the walls for crying out loud....the air isn't 'harmful'. Bucket of soapy water, some elbow grease, and a bit of self-reliance will fix it. Or you can look all glum for a cameraman and moan about how it's someone elses job to sort it all out (it might well be, but if it were my home I'd get on with it). It's a cliche I know but in a period of reflection about the brave deeds of the heroes of D-Day you have to wonder what in the name of f*** has happened to this country in the seventy years since? Hawthorne
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