Sheffield man furious with ‘uninhabitable’ council house and says ‘mould turned cats GREEN’

A Sheffield man living in an ‘uninhabitable’ council house has demanded action after the property become so overrun with mould his three cats turned green.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 3:00 pm

Steven Clarke says he and his partner have also been forced to sleep on cardboard boxes after their bed ‘rotted away’ due to mould and damp at the property, on Exeter Drive in Broomhall.

The 35-year-old, who has lived at the property for around ten years, claims he has reported the problem to Sheffield City Council several times but has been told the problem is ‘not a priority’.

He said: “Despite the fact my partner has asthma and epilepsy I’ve been told it’s not an emergency situation, which I find bizarre.

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Pictures sent in by Steven show the extent of the damage.

“I’ve said to people on the phone- look, our bedroom wall has more or less caved in, love. We have to sleep on cardboard boxes after our leather bed and leather sofa rotted away.

“We have three black and white cats who were playing under said bed one day and they came out green.”

Over the years Steven claims a health advisor, repair staff and a charity have been involved but he has been ‘passed from pillar to the post’ as the issue has continued to worsen.

He sent in pictures to show the scale of the damage.

Steven added: “Nobody should have to live like this, I think anyone looking at these pictures would agree with me.”

The Star has contacted Sheffield City Council for comment.

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