Triple lift breakdown for one housing operator

Three residences run by the same housing association in North London have all been affected by lift breakdowns, leaving residents with limited mobility stuck in their homes.

Circle Housing manages the three properties where lifts broke down between 11 and 23 October and are yet to be repaired.

Residents have reportedly been told that in one of the houses the lift would be out of service for four weeks while engineers wait for replacement parts.

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Concerns have been raised over the evacuation of people with limited mobility and one pensioner cited an incident where someone had to be carried down the stairs to an ambulance.

A spokesperson for the housing association has reportedly said it will work to sort the problem as soon as possible.

He told the Gazette: “We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and distress caused to our residents.”

“We are looking into these issues along with the lift contractor as a matter of urgency, although these problems do not appear to be linked.

“We have instructed the contractor to attend the sites again today and on Monday to resolve the situation. We will do everything we can to support our residents and will keep them updated on the situation.”

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