My landlord refused to fix my boiler for FIVE YEARS then dumped me on the street

A WOMAN says her “life has been destroyed” after a five-year row over a broken boiler ended in her landlord ‘throwing her onto the streetand changing her locks after 15 年.

Heartbroken Jeanette Ross, 61, returned home to her first floor flat in Glasgow on Wednesday night after a neighbour called to tell her about the sudden swoop.

All of Jeanette Ross' belongings were thrown onto the street

All of Jeanette Rossbelongings were thrown onto the street信用: Alan MacGregor Ewing
Police Scotland officers attended the scene

Police Scotland officers attended the scene信用: Alan MacGregor Ewing

Jeanette was left standing in busy Pollokshaws Road in the city yesterday morning “humiliated and dismayed” as everything she owns lay dumped in the gutter.

她说: “My neighbour phoned me last night when I was out and told me my belongings were outside at the bus stop.

“I came back to see what was happening and saw thiseverything I have dumped like rubbish.

“I’ve been here all night and I feel like I’m having a breakdown.

“It’s horrific because everyone passing can see what’s going on and it looks like I’m a bad person. It’s destroyed my life.”

她补充说: “I’ve been in dispute with my landlord for the last five years because he wouldn’t replace my boiler.

“I told him I was taking him to a tribunal and he said If I do that I guarantee you won’t get back into the house.

“I’m a good tenant and I always pay my rent and I’ve been here for 15 年.

“It’s just me and my cat Coco who is staying with a friend at the moment.

“The last few days he had told me to get out but I asked him about stuff I had to get out of the flat and he hung up the phone on me.”

Locals rallied round to help clear up the area directly outside the home.

Jeanette Ross had been living in the flat for 15 年

Jeanette Ross had been living in the flat for 15 年信用: Alan MacGregor Ewing

It’s understood no laws were broken by the landlord.

But piles of stuff could be seen covering a ten metres stretch with every little thing removed from the property including doors and carpets.

Among those who were lending Jeanette a hand was Gloria Dawson, from Living Rent, the tenants union, who says the cost of living crisis is putting people like Jeanette at risk.

她说: “I live locally and I’m a member of Living Rent and I found out about this through a friend.

“The first thing is this person hasn’t been given dignity as a tenant, they haven’t been supported by their landlord.

“We don’t know what the legal ins and outs are so I can’t comment on that but we know that in Scotland many, many people are struggling to pay their rent because of the cost of living crisis.

“There’s a squeeze on benefits, people are losing their jobs and that’s why it was really important for the Scottish Government to put in a six month temporary freeze on evictions and on raising rents in the private and social rented sector.

“This is a private tenant so she shouldn’t be subjected to this.

“There is an emergency in housing at the moment and people are extremely vulnerable.

“For some it’s not even a case of heating or eating, it’s a case of not heating and not eating.”

As the clean-up operation began, cops appeared on the scene to speak with Jeanette as well as workers from the local authority.

Luckily she does have somewhere to stay thanks to friends and neighbours but there was obvious fury at her treatment.

Pal Frank Sid, 36, who was helping clear up, 说: “It’s disgraceful, I have known Jeanette for years andI know she’s been fighting for a new boiler for years.

“Nobody should be treated like this.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called to a report of concern for person at Pollokshaws Road, 格拉斯哥, at around 10.35am on Thursday, 29 九月 2022.

“Officers attended to provide assistance.”

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