Home, sour home saga continues

AN elderly South Grafton woman is still wondering when her house will be liveable after it was raised above the one-in-100-year flood level late last year.

Benita Holroyd was told her house passed the Clarence Valley Council occupancy certificate test just before Christmas.

But she was far from impressed with the state of her home in Butters Lane once the work had finished.

She found her house had large cracks in the floor, the roof leaked and the builders had failed to follow the plans for construction.

She also was unhappy that her yard and gardens were in total disarray.

Yesterday, council defended the issue of the occupancy certificate.

Acting deputy general manager Kathleen O’Sullivan said the inspector had to determine if the work carried out complied with the development consent.

“The development consent only related to the house-raising,” she said.



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