Trivallis advises 40 households to immediately move out of their homes due to risk of RACC

Written by on 12th March 2024

Survey work carried out by Trivallis housing association on its properties in the Hirwaun area has identified issues with the roofs and ceilings connected to the material used in building called RACC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete). The surveyor has identified a “critical risk” to two properties, but 38 other Trivallis properties have the same design.

Trivallis puts tenant safety as the highest priority and in order to safeguard tenants, it has advised everyone affected to move out of their houses immediately. Trivallis is finding temporary accommodation for tenants to stay in while it surveys their homes and plans what needs to be done to ensure they are safe

Chief Executive Duncan Forbes stated:

“We understand that this is frightening and disruptive to those affected, but their safety is our main concern. We have a zero tolerance for risks to tenant safety which is why we are advising people to move out of their homes as quickly as possible.

“Trivallis fully understands the gravity of the situation and the impact it has on residents. It is dedicated to addressing the immediate needs of those affected. We appreciate the understanding and co-operation of our residents and the community during this challenging time.”

Tenants who wish to move immediately are being offered hotel accommodation nearby. Others may wish to stay with friends and family. Trivallis will work with all tenants affected to ensure their accommodation needs are met.

The Trivallis team are onsite providing support to tenants. A dedicated phone line has been set up for tenants on 01443 494559.

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