Pembroke Court called ‘death trap flats’ by former resident
Date published: 24 April 2018
Rochdale Council investigating unauthorised development at Pembroke Court
A former Pembroke Court resident has called them the ‘death trap flats’.
The former resident said: "I was previously a tenant of 34 Pembroke Court, I have never seen such failure to tend to health and safety and tenants’ rights, there is no working boiler or central heating, the tiles on all the landings are falling down on top of your head as you walk in and out of your flat, it is absolutely diabolical."
Peter Maynard, Housing Services Manager at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “We share the concerns that residents have raised about this property and, together with our planning team, are taking this through the courts, with a hearing set to take place next month.
"I would urge anyone experiencing problems with the condition of their private-rented property, where their landlord is not responding, to follow the advice on the council’s website and report the issue.
"The council also has a dedicated landlord accreditation scheme, which is a voluntary code of practice for landlords that ensures their property is maintained to a high standard and tenants’ rights are respected. Information on this scheme can also be found at rochdale.gov.uk/housing.”
Rochdale Online has been receiving complaints and reporting on Pembroke Court, Alma Street, Rochdale since 2 July 2015.
7 July 2015 - Builders continue to work and start fires at Pembroke Court, despite being told to stop:
20 January 2016 - Residents angry that bins 'haven’t been emptied':
10 May 2017 - More complaints about Pembroke Court: http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/109958/more-complaints-about-pembroke-court