Lisa Dyer, 28, shares the property in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, with daughters, Angel, nine, Skylar, two, and 10-month-old Zara.


The mould infestation has forced the young family to sleep on the floor in their living roomCredit: BPM Media


Mould clings to the walls in the two-bedroom propertyCredit: BPM Media

Ms Dyer, who has lived in the two-bedroom housing association flat for seven years, said she’s at “breaking point” – as walls plagued with mould cover the entirety of her family home.

“Since September last year, things have just been getting worse and I can’t live in this place anymore,” she told the Hertfordshire Mercury.

“I’ve had numerous people come out to clear the mould and a man even came over to clear it and he literally told me ‘you can’t live in a place like this, you need to get your children out of here’.”

Things have even reached the stage where the young mum has contemplated taking her own life.

Ms Dyer claims she has been hospitalised because of the state of the property
The young mum has been urged to get her family out

She continued: “There’s been so many times when I’ve wanted to end my life, but I wouldn’t do that to my kids – I’m a very strong person and it takes a lot to break me.

“I don’t know what else to do, I’m a single mother with three kids and the whole place, it’s completely and utterly awful.”

Shockingly, Ms Dyer claims her health, as well as her children’s, has declined due to the “mould infestation” situation – and has even been hospitalised because of it.

There’s been so many times when I’ve wanted to end my life

Lisa Dyer


She said: “A few years ago, I was diagnosed with asthma because of the mould and damp – now my daughter has also been diagnosed with it.

“Just this morning, she woke up and said she can’t breathe, I don’t know what to do – my other little girl also isn’t sleeping anymore.


Ripped wallpaper reveals mould on the walls of the propertyCredit: BPM Media


Mould has come through the wallpaper at the flatCredit: BPM Media

“I’ve had three asthma attacks recently and I was in hospital just three or four weeks ago.”

A spokesperson from  housing association Catalyst responded in a statement, saying: “Providing our customers with a safe and comfortable home is our priority.

“We are sorry for the distress caused to Ms Dyer, and we’re working to fix the issues within her home as quickly as possible.”

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