Well, I have now watched the second episode on the plan of the houses of a unit in Liverpool. To continue the story: the few residents who have completed their home or who have almost done so are very much in the minority.
We are told that there were 125 houses in the program, why does it take so long to get the residents? in the empty streets? In addition, the bird's eye view of the area shows many abandoned housing streets with some scattered residents.
Why did not the council place all new residents in one block instead of dispersing them? In the initial interview in which they were awarded houses, in which they had to put in their own money to pay the necessary work. They were told that the council would quickly encourage a community of neighbors to renovate together.
Another problem appeared this week, 39 houses were not part of the original order of demolition and for legal reasons could not yet be published. These residents would understandably be sorry for the delay. This was another cause of empty houses. However it is not only 39 houses that are still empty, and still no activity is happening, why not? They were also concerned about the deterioration of houses with leaking clothes, but they could not repair them.
The council had a representative who was trying to console angry people, but he really had little authority to do anything. do not realize anything. The result is that the families who initially took part in the project become discouraged and feel angry and isolated in their efforts to finish their home. They had no close neighbors to share construction problems or friends with whom to play with their children.
Worse still, exacerbated by the lack of occupation, empty houses encouraged vandalism. A family had almost finished their home and was about to move in when vandals broke into the destroyed front and rear doors, destroyed the newly equipped kitchen and stole the white goods. The family was visibly devastated, their hard work was ruined and the extra costs of repairing and replacing the damage exceeded their anticipation and their means.
If there had been neighbors, the noise would probably have alerted and prevented the scale of the disaster.
A very big problem for all these residents, the houses did not belong to them until they were inspected as satisfactorily completed at the time of their signature. The pipes were also to be completed in a year or they would lose their homes and any investment. As long as the houses did not belong to them, they could not insure the contents, so if the vandals hit, they had no compensation.
The council could certainly make arrangements, especially because it knew that it was such a disadvantaged area. We will have to wait until next week to see how the problems are solved and if the system has actually been implemented.