The pregnant mother was too sick to see a midwife after her damp apartment went without water and heater for FIVE days, her husband has claimed.
Mohsinur Chowdhury, 38, his wife Shahida-Tul Kubra, 32 and their toddler daughter live in a one-bed £1,100-a-month flat in east London.
On December 10, Mohsinur discovered that the property – managed by housing association Peabody – had no water or heating.
As the matter went unresolved for four days, Shahida-Tul was forced to cancel her midwife’s appointment after the freezing of the apartment made her too ill to go.
The family was put into a hotel on December 12 – with the promise of a longer stay if the workers were unable to fix the problem.
However, although the problems continued the next day, Mohsinur and his family were brought back to their freezing cold and damp apartment.
By the time the problems were fixed a day later, “maximum damage” had been done to his pregnant wife, who was “suffering” while in her second trimester. .
“We were told if the water didn’t arrive by December 13 we would be sent back to the hotel – but we didn’t get a call,” said Mohsinur.
“We were all sick, we had colds, coughs and runny noses. Most likely because there was no water, hot water and heaters.
“No one deserves to be treated like this. I’m mentally and physically exhausted from dealing with Peabody.”
The couple’s one-year-old daughter suffered from dampness in the family bedroom.
A Peabody spokesman said: “We deeply regret the loss of water and heating in Mr Chowdhury’s home over the weekend.
“Fixing the problem took longer than expected and we should have extended our stay at their hotel until water was fully restored.
“We are looking into why this is not happening.
“As for the moisture issue, we did a survey a few weeks ago and are pre-booking contractors to do the work.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17110482/pregnant-wife-too-ill-midwife-mould-damp/ My pregnant wife is too sick to see her midwife after our damp apartment had no water and no heating for 5 days