Fire family cannot return for months

Southend Standard: Fire family cannot return for months Fire family cannot return for months

A FAMILY made homeless after their house went up in flames won’t be able to return for months.

Fire experts still don’t know what caused the blaze in the terraced house in Mellow Purgess, Laindon, last Wednesday morning at about 10.15am.

The family who live in the property were due to go on holiday the day after the fire, and will have to move into temporary accommodation when they return.

The roof collapsed as fire spread through one of the bedrooms and into the loft.

The house, which is owned by Basildon Council, was too unsafe for the family of four to return to.

A Basildon Council spokesman said: “The property has been secured, closed off and security measures have been put in place. The council is urging long-term support for the family while they are on holiday and will provide temporary accommodation when they return.

“It will be considerable time before the family gets back. I would say it will be a few months at least.”

A total of 22 firefighters from Basildon, Brentwood and Orsett worked to tackle the blaze for more than two hours.

Thick smoke covered Laindon through the morning while the fire took hold.

Lee Corke, Basildon station manager, said: “It was quite significant.

We had what we call a fully developed fire in the bedroom upstairs which means there were flames coming out of the bedroom window.

“A young boy was downstairs during the fire and his brother told him to get out.

“This particular fire was quite intense, with it spreading to adjacent properties, so we had to contain it.

“The investigation is ongoing but we don’t believe it to be suspicious.”

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9:53am Tue 22 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .
If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired . Howard Cháse
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11:47am Tue 22 Apr 14

I-say-you-say says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .[/p][/quote]Why? I-say-you-say
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3:00pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Littlelegsbeth says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .
Why?
What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense!
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense! Littlelegsbeth
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3:59pm Tue 22 Apr 14

I-say-you-say says...

Littlelegsbeth wrote:
I-say-you-say wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .
Why?
What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense!
No it doesn't.

All the Council will do is transfer the tenancy to another property temporarily and the family will pay rent on the temporary property rather than the inhabitable property until they move back.

They don't get free housing (i.e. the Council paying). If they were to put them into the developers properties, I'm quite sure the rental would be far more extortionate than that of the Council!?
[quote][p][bold]Littlelegsbeth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense![/p][/quote]No it doesn't. All the Council will do is transfer the tenancy to another property temporarily and the family will pay rent on the temporary property rather than the inhabitable property until they move back. They don't get free housing (i.e. the Council paying). If they were to put them into the developers properties, I'm quite sure the rental would be far more extortionate than that of the Council!? I-say-you-say
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5:33pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Littlelegsbeth says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Littlelegsbeth wrote:
I-say-you-say wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .
Why?
What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense!
No it doesn't.

All the Council will do is transfer the tenancy to another property temporarily and the family will pay rent on the temporary property rather than the inhabitable property until they move back.

They don't get free housing (i.e. the Council paying). If they were to put them into the developers properties, I'm quite sure the rental would be far more extortionate than that of the Council!?
Where in his comment does it say they should get it for free!!! It doesn't!!
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Littlelegsbeth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: If what we read in these pages from time to time regarding the inability to sell the new properties being built on the Five Links Estate just a few minutes walkfrom this poor family's home is true, the Council could rent one from the developers for them to live in while their present fire damaged one is repaired .[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]What do u mean why!? What' Howard chase says makes sense![/p][/quote]No it doesn't. All the Council will do is transfer the tenancy to another property temporarily and the family will pay rent on the temporary property rather than the inhabitable property until they move back. They don't get free housing (i.e. the Council paying). If they were to put them into the developers properties, I'm quite sure the rental would be far more extortionate than that of the Council!?[/p][/quote]Where in his comment does it say they should get it for free!!! It doesn't!! Littlelegsbeth
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6:18pm Tue 22 Apr 14

the25man says...

The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.
The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about. the25man
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7:02pm Tue 22 Apr 14

sesibollox says...

Firstly, it's not "their" house, it's council property, secondly they won't be coming back, as they have no ties to it, they will be rehoused and moved.
Firstly, it's not "their" house, it's council property, secondly they won't be coming back, as they have no ties to it, they will be rehoused and moved. sesibollox
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9:15pm Tue 22 Apr 14

debbie81 says...

after losing our house to a fire i feel for the family we have been in temp for 9 months now after council say it will only be a few months and when you get a temp place you have to sign to say you will move back when its rebuilt you have to pay rent on the temp place and council tax then after 9 months the freeze on other house stops and you will get told to pay council tax on both houses
after losing our house to a fire i feel for the family we have been in temp for 9 months now after council say it will only be a few months and when you get a temp place you have to sign to say you will move back when its rebuilt you have to pay rent on the temp place and council tax then after 9 months the freeze on other house stops and you will get told to pay council tax on both houses debbie81
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11:20pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Littlelegsbeth says...

the25man wrote:
The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.
It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!!
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.[/p][/quote]It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!! Littlelegsbeth
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9:05am Wed 23 Apr 14

Canvey48 says...

Littlelegsbeth wrote:
the25man wrote:
The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.
It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!!
Nice!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Littlelegsbeth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.[/p][/quote]It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!![/p][/quote]Nice!!!! Canvey48
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11:52am Wed 23 Apr 14

I-say-you-say says...

Littlelegsbeth wrote:
the25man wrote: The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.
It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!!
I can imagine this is an emotional time for your family however please remember to think twice and type once as unfortunately it is your sister's home, not house. The property itself belongs to the Council, unless your sister has bought it and the story is incorrect in stating it is owned by the Council? Also, I agree that the25man's comment was disrespectful, however it did not invoke the right for you to respond the way you did.

So you're saying that the family has not gone on holiday as the story claims but have gone to live with family until temporary accommodation is provided?! (which would only be provided by the Council if it is a Council property). Surely the Council has a responsibility to provide immediate accomodation, even if it's a hotel until a house/flat can be arranged?!

Although in all fairness, it doesn't really matter whether or not they've gone on holiday or not, there isn't much they can do except for move what possessions they can into the temporary accomodation.
[quote][p][bold]Littlelegsbeth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: The family has lost there home and some contents, but this doesn't stop them from going on Holiday. What's that all about.[/p][/quote]It's MY sisters house your talking about !! And as for going on holiday they have gone away to family's as as u can fu@kin see they have no where to live until the council rehouse them!! So as for your what's "that all about" stick that comment up your back side and keep your nose out of business u don't know!! As for the comment about the it's not "their" house again u know sh@t !! Do one u bell end !!![/p][/quote]I can imagine this is an emotional time for your family however please remember to think twice and type once as unfortunately it is your sister's home, not house. The property itself belongs to the Council, unless your sister has bought it and the story is incorrect in stating it is owned by the Council? Also, I agree that the25man's comment was disrespectful, however it did not invoke the right for you to respond the way you did. So you're saying that the family has not gone on holiday as the story claims but have gone to live with family until temporary accommodation is provided?! (which would only be provided by the Council if it is a Council property). Surely the Council has a responsibility to provide immediate accomodation, even if it's a hotel until a house/flat can be arranged?! Although in all fairness, it doesn't really matter whether or not they've gone on holiday or not, there isn't much they can do except for move what possessions they can into the temporary accomodation. I-say-you-say
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11:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

debbie81 says...

to be fair when our house had a fire we was on holiday we drove back to see the damage then went back to the caravan i think doing that help take it off the kids minds even if it was for a few days and it shouldnt matter if its council or not this family have lost there home we had it from people ohh its only council its not there own so what its still where they live its still there things inside it still hurts the same lets just hope it never happens to you and council will do things in there own time my husband and 4 kids was put in hotel for a week then had to stay at inlaws for month b4 council gave us a temp then it was because we got help for labour mp
to be fair when our house had a fire we was on holiday we drove back to see the damage then went back to the caravan i think doing that help take it off the kids minds even if it was for a few days and it shouldnt matter if its council or not this family have lost there home we had it from people ohh its only council its not there own so what its still where they live its still there things inside it still hurts the same lets just hope it never happens to you and council will do things in there own time my husband and 4 kids was put in hotel for a week then had to stay at inlaws for month b4 council gave us a temp then it was because we got help for labour mp debbie81
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