Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall'

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Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

AN 81-YEAR-OLD widower has been forced to live in a hotel for three months as his mould-infested flat is so damp pictures fall from the wall.

William Frempong from Wimbledon, South London, says the walls in his ground-floor flat are soaking wet and he has to put towels on the carpet.

Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

William Frempong, 81, has been living in a hotel for three months as his mould-infested flat is so damp pictured fall from the wall Credit: BPM

The pensioner, who was moved to a Travelodge in July, said he first complained about damp issues to his housing association, Clarion Housing Group, in 2019.

Shocking photos show wallpaper peeling from black mould-infested walls in the two-bedroom home.

Speaking about his housing hell, William told MyLondon: “There’s a tap in front of my bedroom window, so the floor and the walls have damp and mould on them.

“The living room is the same, my pictures on the wall were just dropping because it’s very wet.

DAMP MISERY

“I called the office, they said they’ll send a surveyor to take some pictures – he visited the property three times but didn't take action.

“The floor was wet, my bedroom floor was wet – I had to put something on the floor to put my belongings on it.

“It was so wet, I couldn't put my feet on the floor, in the evening I had to put a big towel down before I go to bed.”

The retired bus conductor, was eventually moved into a Travelodge in Raynes Park on July 13.

All of his belongings are in storage so Clarion could carry out repairs – but it appears they haven't started yet.

William and his family first moved into the flat 25 years ago after arriving from Ghana as refugees.

The living room is the same, my pictures on the wall were just dropping because it’s very wet

William Frempong

His late wife Elizabeth was moved into the living room during the final months of her life because the couple's bedroom was very cold and had deteriorated from the damp.

She later died at St George's Hospital because of complications with her lungs.

William said: “After the death of my wife, all of this became very serious.

“They (Clarion) are not serious, that company is not serious, it’s not fair at all, they don’t care at all – they don’t take action.”

'NOT FAIR'

William has trouble walking, high blood pressure and type two diabetes.

He wants Clarion to begin repair works or move him into accommodation immediately, as the stress of staying in a hotel has caused him to faint in the past.

According to William, Clarion pay £1,954 a month for his hotel stay – which adds up to almost £6,000 spent so far.

The hotel bill has made William question why the housing association is taking so long to repair his flat or place him somewhere new.

It is appalling that Mr Frempong has been treated so badly

Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon

He has now been offered new accommodation and was told his current flat will be refurbished by November 7.

Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden and Motspur Park, said: “It is appalling that Mr Frempong has been treated so badly.

“Clarion should have sorted out the damp problems two years ago. “

A Clarion spokesman said: “The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our priority and we have been working with Mr Frimpong to get the repairs completed at his property.

“In order to start the work we first worked with him to clear his personal belongings, which took longer than we hoped, and then an asbestos survey was carried out which resulted in asbestos removal being required.

“This has now been safely completed and we have scheduled the required work and updated Mr Frimpong on the timings.

“Mr Frimpong has said that he is interested in moving into another property and we are working with him to explore options.”

Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

Photos show wallpaper falling from mould-infested walls in the Wimbledon flat Credit: BPM

Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

Black mould caked the walls around a u-bend in one room Credit: BPM

Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

The mould has spread across walls and the ceiling Credit: BPM

Widower, 81, forced to live in hotel for three months as mould-ridden flat is so damp ‘pictures fall off the wall’

Mr Frempong has lived in the flat for 25 years Credit: BPM

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