Mould and Damp Nightmare: Temporary Accommodation Tenant Breaks

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Family in Temporary Accommodation Goes Viral With Mould Damage

The images above really show the desperate situation a local Brighton family currently finds themselves in. Having previously found themselves homeless, this May the family were placed in a two bedroom Temporary Accommodation property by Brighton and Hove City  Council. The property is a social let, which basically means its owned by a private landlord but managed in-house by the Temporary Accommodation Team, with a lease and contract to let to homeless households. 

The brave family recently spoke out in a damming social media post.


  1. Initial Unsuitable Placement
  2. Lack of Historic Repair Management
  3. Tenant Threatened by BHCC employee
  4. Children’s Rooms Evacuated
  5. Loss of Items due to Mould and Damp Damage
  6. Poor Communication Between BHCC, Landlord and Tenant
  7. Lack of Support
  8. Affordability

Case Study: Main Issues Explained

Why was the initial placement unsuitable for this family?

What are the disrepair issues and how could these have been avoided?

The Brighton and Hove City Council staff conduct that must never be repeated again

How is this disrepair affecting the Children in the household

What Human Rights do Children have?

Damage and Compensation for lost items

What support does the family need? How can BHCC improve.

Why are the council using previously sold council homes as temporary accommodation?

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