Work scheduled for woman’s NLHC home following complaints

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corp. says it will fix some drywall in Veronica Butler’s Buckmaster’s Circle home, replace carpeting, repair flashing and caulk around the outside of windows to address leaking.

This summer and fall, Newfoundland and Labrador Housing will spend $500,000 in Buckmaster’s Circle to re-shingle or repair roofs, in preparation for a spring 2015 replacement of windows, doors and siding.

Butler’s unit is included in that overhaul work.

Butler was frustrated with the condition of her townhouse and appealed to St. John’s South Liberal MHA Tom Osborne, who looked over the situation with The Telegram last month. In addition to leaks and damaged drywall, Butler had a major mouse infestation.

Since then, pest control officers have been in to set traps, and housing has assessed the issues and told The Telegram this week about the work it plans.

Butler said she’s good with getting new windows next year as long as the other repairs start soon and the leaks are fixed in the meantime.

Osborne also said it sounds like some progress is being made.

Meanwhile, Butler remains unconvinced insulation around a pipe in her basement is not disturbed asbestos and is planning on getting it tested herself. NLHC has said it’s another type of insulation.

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Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Housing, The Telegram

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