Desperate mum ‘living in death trap home’ reduced to tears as ceiling caves in

A desperate mum-of-four says she has been left in tears due to problems in her ‘nightmare’ council house where a ceiling caved in.

Hamedi Mahamed is at the end of her tether due to the horrendous problems which she claims have been going on for two years in her Hull council home.

A leak leads to her bathroom and hallway flooding almost daily and she is worried for the welfare of her youngest son who has disabilities.

Wires can be seen poking out of the loft beams above while Hamedi claims water is “dripping down the walls”

But Hull City Council says it has sent plumbers and maintenance staff to the property to fix the issues numerous times.

Miss Mahamed and her children moved into the property in All Saints Street in January 2019 but the problems began not long after.

Miss Mahamed said: “I am very upset and so annoyed the problem still hasn’t been sorted.

“Every time someone has a shower it leaks downstairs into the toilet and hallway.

“I am having a hard time every day and I keep calling the council and anyone I can think of.

“My youngest son is four but he has issues and cannot speak or hear properly.

“I also think he has autism but we have not had a diagnosis yet.

“He will try and eat anything and keeps trying to drink the water as it drips down the walls.

“He had a seizure recently and we think it could be linked to the paint mixing with the water as it comes down the walls.

“Having a child with disabilities in this house is terrible. We need to get a better house. My youngest is not sleeping. I don’t want him to get a seizure again.

“I keep calling the council and telling them it is dangerous. But I blame myself for having my children live like this.”

At one point, Miss Mahamed, who has four sons aged 15, 13, six and four, claims the ceiling collapsed due to the leaking water.

She said: “They came to fix the ceiling but they never looked at what was causing the leak. I need a plumber to fix it.”

Miss Mahamed admits her son did break the shower last week but says the issues have been going on for much longer.

She said: “When I moved in there were not the same issues with my youngest son as there are now.

“He does not like the shower which upsets him.

“He did break it last week and I have asked if we can get a bath now as I think that would be better for him.”

Hull City Council says it has already been out numerous times and has promised to investigate why it keeps happening.

A spokeswoman said: “The council has arranged for plumbers to fix the breakages on numerous occasions, and has once again arranged for a plumber to visit and fix the damage, and investigate why the issue is re-occurring.”