Sheffield single mum’s ‘hellish’ house

Pictured is Mum Neveah Clarke with her four children  Chavante(4 weeks),McKenzie(2),Kerisha(4),Dante(5),who is complaining about the state of her council home on Arbourthorne Road that she was allowed to move into after the mess left by previous tennants
Pictured is Mum Neveah Clarke with her four children Chavante(4 weeks),McKenzie(2),Kerisha(4),Dante(5),who is complaining about the state of her council home on Arbourthorne Road that she was allowed to move into after the mess left by previous tennants
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A single mum of four claims she has been moved into a ‘home from hell’ - which is in a dilapidated condition and with broken bricks and paving slabs littering the garden.

Neveah Clarke moved to the council house on Arbourthorne Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, after doing an exchange with another council tenant for her old home in Norfolk Park.

Pictured is Mum Neveah Clarke with her four children  Chavante(4 weeks),McKenzie(2),Kerisha(4),Dante(5),who is complaining about the state of her council home on Arbourthorne Road that she was allowed to move into after the mess left by previous tennants.The back garden and the rubbish left by previous occupiers

Pictured is Mum Neveah Clarke with her four children Chavante(4 weeks),McKenzie(2),Kerisha(4),Dante(5),who is complaining about the state of her council home on Arbourthorne Road that she was allowed to move into after the mess left by previous tennants.The back garden and the rubbish left by previous occupiers

But the 24-year-old, who lives with children Dante, five, Kerisha, four, McKenzie, two, and Chabante, four weeks, said: “It’s been horrendous - it really is a home from hell.

“Inside, all the door frames and skirting boards are coming away from the walls and have massive cracks and gaps between them.

“The toilet ceiling looks as if it’s going to fall through, and there are chunks of plaster dropping off.

“The bathroom stinks of cat wee and I’ve been told by a doctor that could send my newborn baby blind if she is exposed to it.

“The front and back doors are really loose and the glass in the front window has a big chip in it. One of the bedroom windows upstairs doesn’t shut so it’s very dangerous with having young children.

“And the back garden is a complete health and safety hazard, full of broken bricks and paving slabs.”

Neveah said she has complained to the council but many of her calls were not returned.

She added: “I had an inspector out on Monday but they have not said when the house will be fixed and claimed there is nothing they can do about the back garden.”

Sheffield Council Access to Housing assistant manager Lynn Cutts said: “We are working closely with Ms Clarke to arrange repairs at her home at her earliest convenience. No issues were raised by Ms Clarke or our inspector during the pre-tenancy inspection and she signed to confirm she was happy with the property.”