A MUM has revealed the shocking state of a property offered to her young family by Birmingham City Council – including four-letter graffiti sprayed on walls.
Dannii Canning, 26, hoped she’d found a dream home for her and children Hunter, six, and four-year-old Fienna when invited to look at the property in Trescott Road, Northfield .
Instead, she found wrecked doors, missing cupboards and carpets, holes in the ceiling, bare cables – and offensive graffiti including ‘t**t’ and ‘f***’ sprayed on the walls.
And she claimed when she stepped on wobbly floorboards, her foot plunged through.
Dannii said: “Even the council worker was shocked when he opened the door.
“He saw the swearing on the stairs and told me and my sister, Kelly, to wait why he checked out upstairs first.
“I fell through the floorboards and if my sister, hadn’t of caught me I would have fell on my face.”
She added: “The house was totally unlivable. I expected to replace some carpets or wallpaper, but nothing like that.
“I don’t want to test every floorboard to make sure my kids don’t fall through.”
Dannii had wanted to move to the three-bedroom property as she is currently living in two-bedroom home with her children in Kitts Green.
Her son, Hunter, has autism and needs more space than what is currently available.
She said: “They can’t expect someone to accept such a dump.
“If I’m fixing that house up then I can’t make sure my son has his routine.
“I can’t go from a liveable house to an absolute dump.”
Danni says she was stunned when her rejection of the dilapidated house was officially counted as one of her two ‘bids’ permitted under council policy.
However, that decision was overturned when she complained to the council.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Miss Canning has not been penalised for refusing this property and is still entitled to two offers. She has not lost out on any bidding cycle.”