Hello, I live in London, England with my two beautiful young children. Two months ago, I noticed that a lot of rainwater was leaking from our ceiling. This water was making its way down from the roof. The rainwater was seeping through cracks in our rood tiles and our roof is very old but I don’t know how old it is since this is a rent house. Our landlord has refused to pay for the replacement of the roof since he is very stubborn but we have come up with a solution. We have thoroughly discussed on a solution that I would pay all the money that it would cost to replace the roof. I understand that it is not right for me as a tenant to pay for a replacement of the roof. However, this is the cheapest rent house in the market in the area and it is heavily under-priced and I know we wouldn’t be able to afford any of the houses in this area. My children love this area and go to school in this area and I know they would be devastated if we moved. I’m afraid that if I take my landlord to court then he may evict me so I’m looking to replace this worn-out roof.
The water has condensed in the form of damp due to excess moisture in the ceiling. This damp and mould is unhealthy for my children and I don’t want them to be raised in such a situation. A couple of weeks ago, both my children awoke and they couldn’t breathe properly so I took them to the local hospital. The doctor has diagnosed them both with asthma and I believe that the damp is the sole reason why my children have been diagnosed with this chronic disease. Asthma is a chronic disease; this means that it can never be treated but it can be controlled. The environment that we live in will just worse their asthma. My children now have difficulty running and doing everyday sports in school. They should not be deprived of a fun childhood because of a greedy landlord. The mould and damp has many health complications such as respiratory infections and allergies. Did you know that mould and damp is the reason why 7 million people die each year around the world? Mould and damp affect the body by producing allergens, irritants and even toxic substances.
Therefore, I would like to ask the online community for donations to help my cause. I would like a total donation of about GBP £4500 which is about USD $5750 to replace the roof. My paypal link is PayPal.Me/donateroof