Mum-of-two ‘forced to chuck out £4,000 in furniture’ after flat plagued by mold


Dilkash Wishyar said the mold started to appear in her two-bed Walsall property in 2018 but started to spread in 2019, leaving her walls and wardrobe coated in mould.

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Dilkash Wishyar Living In A Flat With Terrible Damp Problems With Her Two Children

A mum-of-two has claimed she was forced to chuck out £4,000 worth of furniture and clothes as their home was plagued by mould.

Dilkash Wishyar shared thick photos of the black damp coating her walls and covering a wardrobe in the two-bed property.

The mold has since been treated by Walsall Housing Group, but Dilkash says the damp in the property continues to leave carpets wet and is “affecting their health”, BirminghamLive reports.

She said: “It’s everywhere. It is all about damp and mould.

“My little daughter many times, comes into my room after midnight two o’clock, half past one [and says] ‘oh what is happening here, I can’t breathe because it smells really bad’.

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Dilkash Wishyar says she’s living in a flat with terrible damp problems with her two children
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“I say ‘what can I do?’ I can’t leave the windows open every time because it’s cold. I don’t know what can I do? It’s too much.”

She says she first noticed the mold in her kitchen back in 2018, but it only started to spread “everywhere” in 2019.

Dilkash said: “I reported it and one time one staff came to take a picture but he did not come back to me.

This image shows mold covering the walls of the Walsall property
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Dilkash says the mold started to appear in 2018
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“In 2020, I was told I was lucky to have a two-bedroom, I don’t see why I am lucky because I have two kids and one small bedroom and one not too big, normal bedroom, they say yes you are very lucky because ten people are in one room [in other homes].

She added that she had spent “more than £4,000” on replacing furniture, clothes, shoes, rugs, plates, TV, sofa, bed, wardrobe and drawers.

Dilkash says her children have been unable to sleep because of the bad smell
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Dilkash said: “I am not having a good job, I’m not working, how am I supposed to every month or two months time, throw out, for example, two months ago, I had to throw out one big three-seater sofa and one two-seater.”

She also claims the dampness in the property has caused her to suffer health problems including migraines and depression.

Dilkash says she has been forced to throw out clothes as they get covered in mold
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The mum-of-two said the mold started to really spread in 2019 – a year after it first appeared
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DIlkash said: “It’s not good for me, I’m not worried about myself, but about my kids. Inside the carpet is wet. My bedroom, my kids’ bedroom, the water comes in.”

“I called the manager, I said: ‘Please come, we are in very very bad [situation]I am not good.’

“‘If you are not coming to help us, It’s very bad for us.’

Dilkash claims she has tried strong bleach to clean the mould, but nothing works
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This is the state of the toilet as the walls are seen covered in mold
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“I’m saying, ‘look what’s happened to me, I can’t breathe all the time I have a headache’.

She claims she has tried strong bleach to clean the mould, but nothing works.

Walsall Housing Group said it had carried out “remedial work to remove the mould” in December last year and stressed that the majority of images were historical.

Further work is scheduled to “improve insulation” in the block as early as Spring, a spokesman added.

The mum also claims the dampness in the property has caused her to suffer health problems including migraines and depression
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The mum says she chucking thousands of pounds worth of goods because they are covered in mold
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Rob Gilham, Corporate Director of Business Strategy and Assets, said: “We don’t want to see any of our customers living in these conditions and are doing all we can to ensure Miss Wishyar feels happy and comfortable in her home.

“We have been working closely with our customer to address any issues at her home and carried out remedial work to remove the mold in December 2021. These photos provided by the customer were taken several months ago before we had the opportunity to carry out this treatment .

Dilkash Wishyar shared these thick photos of the black damp coating her walls
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“Work is scheduled to improve the insulation of the block and we anticipate this will start in Spring/Summer. We are also updating the storage heaters to a more modern and cost-efficient alternative in the next few weeks.

“This is part of a wider program of work – over the next eight years we will be investing £42.5m to ensure all our homes have a minimum energy rating of C.

The mold has since been treated by Walsall Housing Group, but Dilkash says the damp in the property remains
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“We are keeping in regular contact with the customer and her family to support them where we can.”

The Mirror contacted Walsall Housing Group for a statement.

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