A DECORATOR says Kirklees housing have let him a cold, damp flat with birds nesting in the roof.
Christopher Chaplin, 42, noticed damp in the bathroom, bedroom and living room of his Slaithwaite flat in February 2006 when he moved in.
He says many of the walls are bulging from damp and the bathroom wall covered in mould.
And self-employed Mr Chaplin says the council have failed to fix the problem. He says he turned away council plasterers three times because the council did not offer to repair the roof.
Mr Chaplin said: “I can hear birds rustling in the roof.
“There’s no point doing any plastering until they fix the roof because the work will just come undone.
“I am not happy with the mismanagement which results in a waste of public funds. I should never have been let the flat like this. They have let a property in a state of disrepair and now they are passing the buck.”
A spokesman for KNH said: “We’re very sorry that Mr Chaplin’s roof repairs have not been carried out yet. The scaffolding has just gone up so they will be done in the next few days.
“Once the roof has been repaired, we will be treating the damp and re-plastering the affected walls.
“In the meantime, we apologise for the inconvenience this delay has caused Mr Chaplin.”