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Scots council tenant fears for family's health with mouldy walls in house

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A Scots council tenant fears for the health and safety of his family due to mouldy walls in his home.Derek McKenzie believes his Dumbarton house, which he shares with his partner and eight-year-old child, has been hit with leaks coming from the ceiling.The dad contacted West Dunbartonshire Council in a bid to solve the issue, which first emerged two months ago.It follows a statement issued by local authority housing officers telling council tenants their safety is a priority in the wake of the death of a Rochdale two-year-old exposed to a mouldy house.Derek told the local democracy reporting service: “The initial leaks coming from the ceiling into the property were first identified on October 26.“When I first noticed this, there wasn’t any mould growing at that point; it was just the water, dampness and dark stains on the wall.“I phoned the council to make a report, during that call I was told I would need to wait one month for an inspector to come out to look and identify the water problem before any repairs could be made.”Derek said there had previously been a leak in his bathroom, and he’d waited a year for repair work.He added he didn’t want to wait that long a second time, or another month for an inspection.Did you know you can keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to our daily newsletter?We send a morning and lunchtime newsletter covering the latest headlines every day.We also send coronavirus updates at 5pm on weekdays, and a round up of the week's must-read stories on Sunday afternoons.Signing up is simple, easy and free.You can pop your email address into the sign up box above, hit Subscribe and we'll do the rest.Alternatively, you can sign up and check out the rest of our newsletters here.After he

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