A dad is terrified that his house is a safety hazard but claims that his letting agency is ignoring his pleas for help.

Alan Kusz, his partner Kirsty Brownlie and their one-year-old daughter have been plagued with issues since they moved into the Saltcoats property last year.

But Alan claims that Cunninghame Properties, which owns the home, has not done anything to help his family.

He said: “The electrics packed in on Christmas Eve, everything seems to be falling apart.

“Some of the sockets we can’t use. Two electricians have said the electrical report we got with the welcome pack doesn’t add up.

“Under the floorboards, the white pipes are making contact with the heating pipes and they’re melting – you can see it.

“The electrician said if that’s not dealt with it will cause a fire. He said this house is not safe.

“My partner’s really depressed about it; it’s putting a strain on us. My biggest worry is our relationship and our child’s safety. There’s nothing positive in that house.

“I went out the back door and I fell through the second step in the decking because the wood’s all rotten.

“There’s a draft from the windows because the vents are falling apart.

“We’re fed up, basically we need out, but they’re saying we can’t get out until May because we signed for a six-month tenancy.

“Cunninghame say someone will be in touch with us but nothing’s happening.”

A spokesman for Cunninghame Properties said: “The tenant was provided with the Electrical Condition Report and Gas Safety certificate prior to move in that meets current safety standards carried out by SELECT registered electrical and a Gas Safe registered gas engineer. “However, over the Christmas period the tenant did report to our office that the electrics were tripping and the electrician attended as an emergency and made the property safe.

“Neither ourselves, the landlord or the electrician would have left the property with any unsafe electric installations.

“It was recommended that an electrical investigation be carried out. This has been arranged by the owner and access arrangements are being direct with the tenant.

“The Electrical Installation and Condition Report was provided by the landlord’s contractor who was a SELECT registered electrician and noted the property had no outstanding issues.

“We therefore have nothing to believe that this would not be correct.” The spokesman also said that the family’s complaints about the decking and draughty windows were passed to the landlord, who had since arranged repairs.

He added: “At Cunninghame Properties we are sorry that the tenant is not happy in this property and have passed all comments on to her landlord.

“As an ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) regulated, bonded and trained agent we always look for the highest possible service for all our clients.

“We have contacted the tenant again to arrange an inspection of the rotten decking and ensure any and all issues they may have are documented, photographed and that she is fully updated with the timescale for any of the minor outstanding items to be attended to.

“We, and the landlord, are committed, and have shown, that the repairs reported have been actioned and the property is safe and secure for her to live in.”