New South Wales resident Mark Terry sure didn't think he would end up homeless when he bought his condominium on Bunn Street. But Terry has been about as displaced as a hurricane victim--even though he is a bona fide homeowner.
Terry's apartment building was deemed unsafe for habitation because of fire safety violations, leaks, and inadequate ventilation. NSW's home warranty insurance program moved the building's twenty residents to government-subsidized housing. That was back in 2009, and they are still unable to return to their apartments because the necessary repairs have not been made. "We just want to go back into our units and live our lives," Terry told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Tell New South Wales to step up action on the building at 16-30 Bunn Street and get homeowners back in their homes!
We the undersigned are dismayed that the residents of 16-30 Bunn Street have been displaced from their homes and that there seems no end in sight to their wait. Repairs on a building in which they own a share have not even begun. These people bought their apartments in good faith and should have been able to trust the municipal inspection system. The builders should not have been licensed to sell apartments, much less admit residents with the safety defects the building sports. And now the Sydney Morning Herald reports that there are many, many other apartment buildings that have similar health and safety issues! Please do everything you can to speed the process of returning Mark Terry and his neighbors to their rightful homes!