AN ABANDONED house in
Taman Klang Jaya in Klang is causing retiree Adrian Lawrence and his family
Lawrence, 67, is feeling sick and tired of the consequences of staying
next to a house that has been left abandoned for about 15 years.
Neglected by the house owner, he said the premise resembled a pre-war
“Items such as doors, windows, glass panels and all that can be removed
have been dismantled by drug addicts.
Dengue threat: Parts of the house filled with stagnant water after the
roof collapsed recently.
“The roof of the house collapsed recently due to termites and the
condition of the building is deteriorating over time,'' said the former
Lawrence said the roof of his house was damaged when the neighbour's
collapsed and he had to spend a substantial amount of money on repairs.
Without the roof, he said the abandoned house appeared bare and the side
wall of his house was left exposed to rain and sun.
“I informed the Klang Municipal Council when the roof collapsed and their
workers cleared the debris from the house.
“Rain water is stagnant at some parts of the house, including one of the
bedrooms, while drug addicts use the place as a temporary shelter,
especially during the wee hours.
“I have been having sleepless nights and am forced to stay alert to
ensure we are safe,'' he said, adding that he had been regularly paying
workers to cut grass at his neighbour's house.
Lawrence, who has been staying there for 24 years, said the house owner
should be taken to court by the council as he had not paid assessment bills
amounting to some RM10,000.
“The council cannot allow this to go on as the situation is affecting our
lives,'' he added.