News article published on: 20th June 2013
A group of residents living in Ealing, London, have accused Ealing Council of ignoring complaints made to them about the damage that is being done to their homes due to the constant steam of HGV’s using the road.
Furious residents are claiming that houses on mile long Bilton Road, which has a speed limit of 20mph are being subjected to thousands of pounds worth of damage because of the vibrations caused by HGV’s being driven down what they claim is a poor quality surfaced road which has cracks, potholes and bumps.
Fed up residents report round the clock misery and are some claim they are forced to wear earplugs to sleep because the noise is so bad, are subjected to rattling floorboards and furniture including beds and that cracks are appearing in walls. Residents report that minor repair works they have carried out on their homes are proving to be worthless because of the continuing problems.
The residents are considering taking legal action because of the effect to their health and the damage being done to their properties. Residents would like Ealing council to install speed cameras and to introduce a curfew on what the time the lorries can use the road.
Residents on Bilton Road are not alone in dealing with this problem which can have long term effects on both an individual’s health, due to the noise and the state of their property. If you are dealing with this or other property issues there may be legal action you can take to rectify the problem and be compensated for the expense you have incurred.
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