A DAD has expressed concern for his children after living in a council house with a leaking roof and mould for more than nine months.

Dean Young, a 42-year-old painter and decorator, has lived in Catherine Crescent, Dinton, for the past 15 years and reported a leak to Wiltshire Council on January 2.

Three wet patches appeared on the roof of his bedroom after some of the outside hinging tiles fell down but the father-of-three claims "nothing has been done".

Salisbury Journal: Three hinging roof tiles broke in January.Three hinging roof tiles broke in January. (Image: Dean Young)

One of Mr Young's children has asthma and he said their condition is getting increasingly worse due to the mould that has grown "everywhere".

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He said: "It's beyond a joke now. I would say it's 'just a council house' but I still pay rent at the end of the day.

"I'm a tenant and they have an obligation to rectify these problems."

Salisbury Journal: Mould has started growing in the roof.Mould has started growing in the roof. (Image: Dean Young)

Wiltshire Council told Mr Young that the target completion for the repair was January 31 but after birds were discovered nesting in the roof works seized.

Since then, Mr Young said he had constantly chased the council with emails and phone calls but the roof has not been repaired.

"I have put a lot of time into making the house nice but I can't do anything more," he added.

Wiltshire Councillor Phil Alford, cabinet member for housing, said: “The planned works to resolve water leaks at the property were suspended in the summer due to concerns raised by the tenant about birds nesting at the property.

"The nesting season has now ended and repair work will commence next week.”