A mum is having a battle with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing over a leaking flat roof.

Lorraine Koskinas, 40, lives with daughter Mariah, 20, in a flat-roofed terraced house – known as an upside down house – in School Crescent, Dewsbury Moor.

The flat roof started leaking in March and was repaired but water has come in again, dripping into her bathroom leaving slippery patches on the floor.

Water drips through the bathroom ceiling at the home of Lorraine Koskinas
Water drips through the bathroom ceiling at the home of Lorraine Koskinas
 

Lorraine, who suffers with bronchitis and asthma, says the damp has seeped into the walls affecting her health.

She says she slipped in the bathroom and hurt her back while Mariah, who has a broken foot, also slipped meaning the cast on her foot had to be replaced.

Lorraine said: “It’s not right that people should have to live in conditions like this.”

To add to her woes Lorraine believes a rat has found its way into the wall cavity and she can hear it gnawing at night.

A spokesman for KNH said an officer visited on Wednesday (Dec 3) and added: “Although we found old water marks, there were no breaks in the felt and no signs of where the leak could be coming from.

“We’ve patched the ceiling and agreed with Ms Koskinas that she will call us if it happens again so we can pinpoint where the water is coming from.

“The flat roofs on these houses are due to be replaced next year.”

KNH has also contacted Pest Control about the rat.