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Title: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on January 28, 2010, 07:50:57 pm
When my daughter, who lives on Verner, asked for a new fireplace because hers is in disrepair, she was told no. The reason they gave was the houses were being upgraded this year.
If this is so, why hasn't any gas pipes been laid yet? (Ours were done the year before the house was) Also our tenant choice event was held 6 months in advance of the work starting and there's been none arranged yet for Verner.
It's about time the residents were told what the plans are  >:(


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on January 28, 2010, 08:12:30 pm
I think it speaks for itself kim :(


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on October 01, 2010, 12:35:10 pm
Yet another year is almost over and still no improvements for the tenants on Verner. A promise was made last year (sent out by letter to tenants) that a decision would be made this year whether to go ahead with improvements. Well it's now October and the residents are still waiting for that decision. They now face another winter in cold, damp and draughty houses with only expensive, outdated, partial solid fuel central heating. Coal last winter was £13 a bag and will almost certainly be more expensive this winter. With only one small radiator to heat the whole of upstairs, it doesn't even take the chill off. Windows are rotting and the houses just get more damp each year.
These people deserve better!


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 03, 2010, 01:35:41 pm
Still no decision made about Verner, WDH have just 4 weeks left to honour their promise of letting the residents know what's going on. Had reports this morning of ice on the INSIDE of the windows on Verner, this means that upstairs rooms are below freezing. WDH should hang their heads in shame


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Little Miss Sunshine on December 03, 2010, 07:06:45 pm
That is so true! I live on Verner! My house is like an icebox and as I can't afford coal I'm having to rely on electric heaters!

I'm going through so much electric its not real!

All my upstairs windows are covered in a thick sheet of ice, I just hope the windows don't crack when the ice melts!


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Whistleblower on December 04, 2010, 11:43:39 am
That is so true! I live on Verner! My house is like an icebox and as I can't afford coal I'm having to rely on electric heaters!

I'm going through so much electric its not real!

All my upstairs windows are covered in a thick sheet of ice, I just hope the windows don't crack when the ice melts!
If they do crack you may get new double glazed ones put in  ;)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 04, 2010, 07:03:27 pm
That is so true! I live on Verner! My house is like an icebox and as I can't afford coal I'm having to rely on electric heaters!

I'm going through so much electric its not real!

All my upstairs windows are covered in a thick sheet of ice, I just hope the windows don't crack when the ice melts!
If they do crack you may get new double glazed ones put in  ;)
I seriously doubt it, any repairs on Verner are just being patched up, they'll probably just reglaze. They are obviously spending as little as possible on Verner. One of the residents, whose fireplace was falling to bits got it recemented back to the wall and a few new (not matching) tiles put on


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 20, 2010, 10:06:27 am
This was taken by a Verner St tenant this morning, ice in the INSIDE of window.....this is what they have to put up with

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/ColourYourWorld/166226_185977378085577_100000199487511_757596_507032_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on December 20, 2010, 12:09:36 pm
Havn't seen that since i were a kid kim,it shouldn't be like this these days.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on December 28, 2010, 06:11:38 pm
Hi there

As one of the few stupid enough to actually buy on Verner I dont get the WDH info that you guys seem to, does anyone one have anything concrete from them? I havent been contacted by them at all but given the amount of empty, boarded up houses, am now starting to get worried. Does anyone have any contacts or know anyone at WDH/WMDC thats of some actual use? Oh and is Brentwood deff being flattened too?

Cheers Simon


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on December 28, 2010, 08:10:43 pm
Hi Doberman

A fair set of questions you rightly ask.
As it stands WDH will tell you Verner is staying up. If it is it will have to have its re-fit completed by the end of 2011. That’s where it gets even more interesting as a new gus supply is needed and was due to be a joint cost shared with the new Girnhill estate. Whatever way 2011 was always going to be the decider.
Houses are being sold to WMDC according to land registry. Why? Has to be another Girnhell situation.
It would be useful for many if you did ask your questions for the records.
WMDC buying means that it is part of their regeneration. The head of regeneration is Andrew Wallhead on 01924 306951 or e-mail awallhead@wakefield.gov.uk
WDH have estate managers. Try Allan Bullock on 788155 or e-mail abullock@wdh.co.uk. If cannot help he will know who can.
Will take untill end of January to ask other sources.

Your comments are well timed and please let us all know any replies. Every little helps.
The Girnhill estate has not bitten the dust yet and 2011 looks set to be full of stories. I believe up to 8 houses will go up in flames well before summer. The bullying never stopped and in the last week has changed tacked. A letter that has been received by a home owner will be posted here very shortly after the residents solicitor has finished with it.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on December 28, 2010, 09:15:38 pm
Thanks for that, I suspect my emails will sit un-read in their inbox's untill the new year but its a start! Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Simon


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on December 28, 2010, 09:35:20 pm
Sorry, Yestion1

Out of interest do you know how many houses WDH have sold to WMDC? My (poss floored) understanding was that when WDH came about WMDC did a "stock transfer" to the WDH, handing the lot over to them so that they basically ran all council houses for them, if they are now buying them back again, I agree that doesnt look very good....I see no legit reson for them doing that.

If there are any other private owners on here, I'd be interested to know if you have been contacted at all by either WDH or WMDC? Dont know about you, but if they do the same to us as they did to the poor sods on Girnhill am a bit stuffed, the £40 grand they got is a bit short of paying my mortgage off.... :-\


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: merlin on December 28, 2010, 10:06:19 pm
You could always try your local District Councillors

Kay Binnersley

 http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Binnersley+Kay.htm

Dick Taylor

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/TaylorDick.htm

Pauline Guy

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Guy+Pauline.htm


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 29, 2010, 09:00:01 am
Doberman, a little bit of info for you. Last summer (2010) 2 men (who identified themselves as being from a demolition firm) asked to look round Brentwood. The warden, having no prior knowledge to this, refused them. They said it didn't matter because "they had pulled down similar buildings and had a good enough idea from what they had seen".
Also I think from the fact that only emergency repairs are being carried out on the houses and the fact that houses don't seem to be being re-let rather speaks for itself.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Whistleblower on December 29, 2010, 10:28:38 am
You could always try your local District Councillors

Kay Binnersley

 http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Binnersley+Kay.htm

Dick Taylor

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/TaylorDick.htm

Pauline Guy

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Guy+Pauline.htm
Waste of time asking Labour Binnersley or Taylor as it was Labour that caused the demise of Girnhill lane. The shuttered houses on Verner are getting Re-let but require work doing in them first, If WDH were more selective with some of the tenants they put in it could be a good estate, after all the houses are not that old its just some residents wreck them but they’d also wreck the new houses


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Whistleblower on December 29, 2010, 10:30:54 am
but if they do the same to us as they did to the poor sods on Girnhill am a bit stuffed, the £40 grand they got is a bit short of paying my mortgage off.... :-\
Some of the residents who lived in the brick houses got there own valuations and did quite well as the council did honour the valuations, it’s the ones in the prefab houses I feel sorry for  :(


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 29, 2010, 11:03:14 am
You could always try your local District Councillors

Kay Binnersley

 http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Binnersley+Kay.htm

Dick Taylor

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/TaylorDick.htm

Pauline Guy

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Guy+Pauline.htm
Waste of time asking Labour Binnersley or Taylor as it was Labour that caused the demise of Girnhill lane. The shuttered houses on Verner are getting Re-let but require work doing in them first, If WDH were more selective with some of the tenants they put in it could be a good estate, after all the houses are not that old its just some residents wreck them but they’d also wreck the new houses


It's not just a matter of tenants not looking after the properties, the houses are riddled with damp due to inadequate heating, rotting doors and windows and no insulation, which WDH seem to think is acceptable and refuse to do anything about.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Whistleblower on December 29, 2010, 04:01:44 pm
You could always try your local District Councillors

Kay Binnersley

 http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Binnersley+Kay.htm

Dick Taylor

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/TaylorDick.htm

Pauline Guy

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Guy+Pauline.htm
Waste of time asking Labour Binnersley or Taylor as it was Labour that caused the demise of Girnhill lane. The shuttered houses on Verner are getting Re-let but require work doing in them first, If WDH were more selective with some of the tenants they put in it could be a good estate, after all the houses are not that old its just some residents wreck them but they’d also wreck the new houses


It's not just a matter of tenants not looking after the properties, the houses are riddled with damp due to inadequate heating, rotting doors and windows and no insulation, which WDH seem to think is acceptable and refuse to do anything about.
I agree but when a property becomes empty the more money WDH have to spend on repairs due to bad tenants then there’s less money in the pot to spend on other things. As soon as a property comes empty all the windows get smashed and the copper pipes and cylinder get nicked, obviously WDH has to pay for this  :)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on December 29, 2010, 07:37:14 pm
No problem Simon. There are plenty of people around this forum who will gladly pass on info they can. Others may not comment but the word does spread.
Don’t worry about sat emails. At the end of the day they are and electronic timed record that has to gain a reply. The reply may be crap but no one said it was quick and easy. From time to time persistence pays off with little gems of info and small victories for the people.
Look at this forum as a diary that all can read. Yes that means the enemy can read also but they have to work to protocol (and it does p**s them off).
You sound half clued up Simon and have most of the ideas to start.
1.   Find the private owners and simply make contact. I think Glyn Leach owns down there. Not sure how to find all the owners but will ask.
2.   The Girnhill residents still find it usefull to be able to meet or talk to a contact. Invite the 3 district Cllrs to a meeting with WDH. There may only be one district Cllr now worth any confidence but they do have to respond. There are 2 community groups near you that could arrange or you could go alone. Whatever is comfortable.
3.   Write a letter to the freedom of information office at WMDC and WDH asking who owns what. Each would have to tell what each owns at least.

As for WMDC/ WDH your thoughts are not floored. As it goes WMDC bought over the last 100 years thousands of properties with our public tax money. They then gave them away for FREE (possible 1p) to a housing association called WDH. The fact a housing association is not a “business” so far appears the get out (stock transfer).
Yes WMDC are now buying back with our tax money the houses they gave away from WDH in order to end their means (and they called the Krays dodgy).
The buying history on prices goes like this. 5 years ago my friend got £23k for his home on Girnhill. That was after valuations of £70k. Now there are only a few residents (there will be a magic number) offers are being made at the valuation price and not the WMDC valuation price. Tell them to shove £40k if it comes. The president is now set by the remaining Girnhill residents at full market price. That’s one small gift from the years of suffering until now from the Girnhill residents.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on December 29, 2010, 09:22:34 pm
Simon,i'll let you know when the next WDH forum is,you'll be able to ask all the questions you like,i'll go with you if you like ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 29, 2010, 10:57:45 pm
Please don't tar all the tenants on Verner with the same brush, there are some good tenants up there.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Whistleblower on December 30, 2010, 09:39:39 am
Please don't tar all the tenants on Verner with the same brush, there are some good tenants up there.
Please see my first post, I said ‘SOME’

You could always try your local District Councillors

Kay Binnersley

 http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Binnersley+Kay.htm

Dick Taylor

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/TaylorDick.htm

Pauline Guy

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CouncilAndDemocracy/Councillors/Councillors/Guy+Pauline.htm
Waste of time asking Labour Binnersley or Taylor as it was Labour that caused the demise of Girnhill lane. The shuttered houses on Verner are getting Re-let but require work doing in them first,If WDH were more selective with some of the tenants they put in it could be a good estate, after all the houses are not that old its just some residents wreck them but they’d also wreck the new houses



Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on December 30, 2010, 07:06:07 pm
Wasn't aimed at you in particular Whistleblower, it's just that people are quick to presume that all Verner residents are bad, (I know from experience of people talking) just wanted to point out that there are some good people there  ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Little Miss Sunshine on January 18, 2011, 11:26:55 am
Have had a visit from an Estate Officer this morn, Got it straight from the horses mouth!
Verner is NOT being pulled down! Its getting its re-fit next year! With gas going in first!

Just thought I'd let u all know!  :)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on January 18, 2011, 09:46:34 pm
Please could you ask one further but very inportant question. Doesnt the home grants funding end this year and not next? :)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on January 18, 2011, 11:46:52 pm
Have had a visit from an Estate Officer this morn, Got it straight from the horses mouth!
Verner is NOT being pulled down! Its getting its re-fit next year! With gas going in first!

Just thought I'd let u all know!  :)
I'll believe it when I see it....sorry, but this has been said before about previous years.

Please could you ask one further but very inportant question. Doesnt the home grants funding end this year and not next? :)

Thought it was 2012 G?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Victor on January 19, 2011, 01:24:40 pm
According to the WDH web site under the Improvements Scheme for 2012 the properties due for works are

Dale Walk          8 
Verner Street   55     


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on January 20, 2011, 07:47:24 pm
 "Thought it was 2012 G?"  To find the exact date would be very useful for the residents. :)

The 55 homes on the WDH website appear to be missing a detail. A handful of residents have been picked to have a survey carried out on their homes. The results will apparently determine if there are improvements or demolition.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on March 28, 2011, 09:39:46 pm
There are quite a few empty and some have been empty for weeks. Strange how WDH don't seem to be letting them when there's a severe housing shortage. I keep checking homesearch and they haven't shown on there


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on May 23, 2012, 06:51:13 pm
Oddly enough there are still a lot of empty houses on Verner. Brentwood it now a memory, am left wondering what's next....Boarded up houses, no sign of the refit or gas main....a cynic could start drawing conclusions as to where the bull dozers will be hitting next?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on May 23, 2012, 09:07:35 pm
If anything was ever going to be dirty it will be now. It is definitely a time to get all the facts before believing the press.
There appears to a whole boat load of information suddenly appearing on the net as to what is going on around Verner and Girnhill. Why would be a good question? There are probably loads of theories.
What has cropped up of note to your point is Strata in 2011 offering to part develop Verner. The information behind this would be a good read if anyone has it.
The gas pipe is still is one of a few keys to the plot. Again public realm says April 2012 and then August 2012.
It doesn’t take a computer nerd to dig a little and find that the new shift in political power has opened up gaps. Sure you can work out why. Keep diging!


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on May 24, 2012, 05:29:07 pm
My family call me the google queen but even I can't find any info  ???


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on May 27, 2012, 07:39:17 pm
I have to agree the "the google Queen" I have spent hours trawling and have only found old snippets of data. Am wondering if doing things the old fashioned way and writting a letter may be the way to proceed.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/yourrightsandresponsibilities/dg_4003239 (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/yourrightsandresponsibilities/dg_4003239)

Has anyone ever done a Freedom of Info request to WDH? Am not too sure how it would stand as if I understand it right they are a charity rather than local auth body?

Out of interest has anyone heard whats happening with the last 3 houses on Girnhill? Has the CPO decision been made?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on May 27, 2012, 09:56:21 pm
It’s so refreshing to see honest investigation and time spent searching for the truth. You are correct with your lines of thought.
The pen is very often mightier than the sword and again is a good way to find the facts.
I am sure you will find what your looking for very quickly. ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on May 31, 2012, 01:33:21 pm
WDH are working with northern gas networks to employ a contractor to install a gas supply to verner st,the tender went out last week with a 4 week deadline for return,it is hoped that when the contract is signed the work will start mid july and will take 6-7 weeks to complete,information is being put together to keep the residents updated.
 It is then proposed that the property improvements will begin towards the end of this year,the empty houses are to remain empty until improvement work is completed  ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on May 31, 2012, 08:54:12 pm
Are there 7 houses on the cul-de-sac at the side of Brentwood?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Little Miss Sunshine on May 31, 2012, 08:57:57 pm
Yep, I had a letter yesterday, they're coming round in the next few weeks to do a survey! :)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on June 01, 2012, 10:12:16 am
Are there 7 houses on the cul-de-sac at the side of Brentwood?

yes


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on June 01, 2012, 10:47:41 am
No conspiracy,nothing underhand,the houses are going to be modernised and they are staying,sorry to burst your bubbles  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on June 01, 2012, 01:05:50 pm
Cheers for that Forkhandles. Its maybe me with unrealistic expectations. I am in a position where I cant even think about selling my house and am quite frankly fed up. Between them, WMDC and WDH have systematically destroyed the location, Girnhill’s a royal dump and has been for literally years due to the way the demolition has been handled. I cite the recent back peddling of the road closure and the current issues with the 3 remaining residents CPO’s before any one challenges this!  WDH seem incapable of keeping to their published 31 day average time scale to re-let on Verner, couple that with an email I have from WMDC in Jan 2011 that states they are looking into various options and treating Verner as a separate “Phase 2” redevelopment was an option they had not discounted, led me to draw the only conclusion I could, there was more to it than sheer incompetence. I have always worked in the private sector and am used to working to a lot tighter timescales, I have never know a professional, private sector business work as slow or be as inefficient as these two are.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on June 01, 2012, 05:41:06 pm
To be honest I don't really know why I'm still interested because my daughter has now moved out lol  ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on June 01, 2012, 09:20:46 pm
To be honest I don't really know why I'm still interested because my daughter has now moved out lol  ;D
These are still Fev folk who all deserve help in time of need. ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on June 10, 2012, 09:46:22 pm
One resident says they have been informed that repairs on thier house will start in January 2013. Lets hope there is some gas. ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on June 10, 2012, 10:16:34 pm
One resident says they have been informed that repairs on thier house will start in January 2013. Lets hope there is some gas. ;D

Thought they all had to be completed by 2012 or they forfeited the allocated money? 


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on June 15, 2012, 09:26:57 pm
Asked for an update to some older emails from both WMDC and WDH replies as follows

WMDC :

The Girnhill redevelopment has a valid planning application but regrettably, the Council was forced to apply for a compulsory purchase order in February.  We are still awaiting a decision from the Secretary of State re the next stages.  The preferred developer for Girnhill, Strata Homes Ltd did some preliminary work with WDH to see if a redevelopment project for Verner Street was achievable.  Sadly, it appears that the current downturn and other factors means that this is not now being pursued and there are no plans to redevelop fully.  As previously stated, the Council does not own any properties on the Verner Estate and thus has not been party to the commercial discussions that WDH have held with Strata.   However, WDH are pressing ahead with plans to upgrade their properties to the Wakefield Standard (this is higher than the statutory requirements to meet the Decent Homes Standard) and this work will include the connection of the gas supply to the Estate.  In addition, some new development work will be undertaken to provide new homes on the site of the former Brentwood House.  I understand that WDH are having a consultation event very shortly to showcase the proposals. 

With reference to your questions about empty properties and re-let times on Verner Street, I would have to refer you to WDH, as the Council has no involvement in the management of their stock; however, WDH remain committed to the Estate and I believe that the planned improvements will bring significant benefits to all residents once they are completed. I hope this information is useful

WDH:

Following your enquiry below I can confirm that we are starting our Investment programme works for Verner Street in December / January 2012. 
 
In relation to the Brentwood House site, we are undertaking consultation activity with the community in the next couple of weeks as we are looking at developing some new build properties desperately needed to meet housing demand in the area. This scheme it is hoped will commence in June 2013.



So....I am still not sure why there are so many houses on Verner that are empty and not being advertised and will push for more info if I do get any further updates i'll post accordingly.

Simon


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on June 15, 2012, 09:32:35 pm
So....I am still not sure why there are so many houses on Verner that are empty and not being advertised and will push for more info if I do get any further updates i'll post accordingly.

Most likely because they're much easier to work on when they're empty,just a thought. ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on June 15, 2012, 09:38:18 pm
Had work actually been happening i'd be inclined to agree with you, but given I started this email conversation with both of them back in Jan 2011 and not 1 property has been worked on isnt good. I have to confess and say I have limited knowledge on other key WDH estates, but i'd be amazed if they all had over 10% of properties empty for this long prior to their refits?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on June 16, 2012, 10:00:58 am
One theory that the empty houses that have not been re-let, could be they are not fit for re-let and WDH may be reluctant to spend money on them prior to refit?
Could explain why some have been re-let and not others


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Forkhandles on June 16, 2012, 11:48:32 am
Or maybe because nobody wants to live there.


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on June 18, 2012, 09:58:36 pm
Reply from WDH today:

WDH has always stated that should we be able to provide new properties for old instead of improving existing properties we would attempt to do so. Whilst working with Strata to see if this was feasible for Verner Street some properties became empty and as soon as this happened they were stripped of piping, boilers etc.  These properties therefore then needed major improvement work before being brought to a lettable standard.  Therefore WDH had to 'board up' the properties until we were sure we would not be demolishing them to build new homes.  Any major spend on those properties prior to that decision being made would have been a waste of resources.
 
Now we know we will be improving the estate to the Wakefield Standard, and those empty homes will be improved, with the rest of the estate, and let as soon as possible.
 
I hope that answers your query.


Rgds Simon


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on June 18, 2012, 10:24:15 pm
Ah.... so my theory wasn't far off the mark, thanks Simon  ;D


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on June 20, 2012, 07:21:09 pm
Interesting words…

Not fit for re-let and stripping a property down to its brick walls are 2 very different things.

What landlord in their right mind would buy a property, and then pay to strip its guts and create a building worth considerably less than when paid for? Have you ever seen anyone else do such a strange thing?

The owners now state that they are to fix up the properties. That’s a huge expense.
 ???


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on July 20, 2012, 09:56:44 pm
Brentwood or I should say, where it was

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/ColourYourWorld/firefox_uploads/561306_10151090378816539_1195967271.jpg)


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on July 21, 2012, 06:35:23 pm
Here is a link to a WMDC press release. The subject matter is the opposite of the "GirnHELL" and the "Verner" misery.
So can residents on Girnhell now buy the empty properties attached to them as semis from the owners WMDC with financial help? ;) ;D
Now woudnt that be a bonus!


http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/News/PressReleases/news/PR3691.htm


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Doberman1979 on July 21, 2012, 10:43:50 pm
Yetion, sorry, i missed your post back in June. I dont think it was WDH that stripped the houses.....I think it may have been copper/boiler thieves.

Went to the presentation other week for proposed replacement for Brentwood. Houses look similar to the style of the new estate up by Asda. Planning applications just gone in

https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=M73H94QQ90000 (https://planning.wakefield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=M73H94QQ90000)

Simon


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: yetion1 on September 04, 2012, 07:38:34 pm
Some interesting points to keep an eye on.
When you take a look at the plans for the Girnhell Estate see how many “affordable home” there are especially with new plans floating about with many more houses.
When you have found this perhaps you will consider that 60 “affordable homes” will be about the right national amount required.
60 homes sounds something like Verner Street as phase 2?


Title: Re: Verner Street
Post by: Kim685 on October 04, 2012, 10:33:11 pm
Well....to end all the speculation of will they, won't they.. Verner Street modernisation starts next month. After all the waiting for the poor residents, they will be in total chaos over christmas.