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Trivallis advises households to move out of homes due to RAAC

Survey work carried out by Trivallis housing association on its properties in the Hirwaun have identified issues connected with RAAC.
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Trivallis has RAAC in 60 of its homes on the Gower estate in Hirwaun. There are another 17 properties on the estate belonging to private owners which are built in the same way.

The South Wales-based housing association was recently told that in one of its homes, the RAAC was a critical risk – this could be the same in 40 other homes which are of a similar design and construction.

Trivallis puts tenant safety as the highest priority and in order to safeguard tenants, it has advised everyone in the 40 affected properties to move out of their houses immediately. For tenants wishing to move out, Trivallis is finding temporary accommodation for them while it surveys their homes and plans what needs to be done to ensure they are safe.

Chief Executive Duncan Forbes stated: “We understand that this is frightening and disruptive to those affected, but their safety is our main concern. We have a zero tolerance for risks to tenant safety which is why we are advising people to move out of their homes as quickly as possible.

“Trivallis fully understands the gravity of the situation and the impact it has on residents. It is dedicated to addressing the immediate needs of those affected. We appreciate the understanding and co-operation of our residents and the community during this challenging time.”

Tenants who wish to move immediately are being offered hotel accommodation nearby. Others may wish to stay with friends and family. Trivallis is working with all tenants affected to ensure their accommodation needs are met.

The Trivallis team are onsite providing support to tenants. A dedicated phone line has been set up for tenants on 01443 494559.

 

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