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Granville Clarke in Silkstone Common

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Granville Clarke, Silkstone Common

Reviewed 19 September 2019
The worst landlord I have had the pleasure of dealing with!
Refuses to fix common simple problems, such as roof flashing, annual boiler servicing, and there were no carbon monoxide alarms fitted when we arrived. He stated that he was not legally obliged to provide them (despite the presence of a gas boiler and gas fire in lounge).
On one occasion we had a chimney fire (from the bedroom fireplace, we were assured we could use for small fires). This was due to the chimney having not been swept for years. The smoke leaked from the attic and roof void, and 3 fire tenders arrived to make sure the fire would not spread to the rest of the terraces (in addition, the property adjoining did not have a separate wall between the attic spaces, and both were jammed full of his junk). Despite the commotion, landlord made no attempt to see what was happening, despite living 2 doors away, and lots of flashing blue lights! He had to be almost dragged out by the fire chief to take responsibility for his negligence.
The roof leakage was reported several times over our 18 month stay, and was never resolved. Eventually the plaster of the ceiling collapsed into the bedroom.
He also had a pile of rubbish in the back alley behind the yard wall, which was eventually reported to the council by another neighbour. His answer was to set fire to it, which resulted in the destruction of a lovely mature apple tree and the other neighbours wheelie bins!
He was rude and unhelpful when challenged on basic maintenance issues, and there was always an excuse ("I haven't done many art classes this month" - he was a self-styled 'art guru'!), and the property continued to remain shabby and unsafe throughout our tenancy, until we finally got the opportunity to depart.
Needless to say, we did NOT receive the full refund of our security bond, which was not kept in a Deposit Protection Scheme (another law he broke).
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