Jesús García, 50, lives with his mother (90) on a rental basis in a house on Princesa Ifara street, in San Isidro (Passion fruit), since March 2021, after initially signing a six-month contract.
As he explained yesterday to this newspaper, after this time the owner warned him that the neighbors were complaining about his mother’s behavior (he suffers from Alzheimer’s and suffers from nervous breakdowns) and warned him that, if the problems continued, he would not renew the contract. But he did, for three months, although informing her that, after that period, which expired last December, he would sell the flat for economic reasons.
When December arrived, Jesús told the owner that he could not leave because he could not find a home and he told him that they would go to court. Since then he hasn’t paid the rent, “because he doesn’t want me to pay him, because he wants to kick me out.”
“I live with my mother’s pension, I do not receive any kind of financial aid and today the owners ask you for many guarantees: two payrolls, a guarantee… I do not work, I have a mental disability and I get anxiety attacks,” he said. . As he explained, the contract specified that he was in charge of the electricity and the property, of the water. “On May 5 they cut off the electricity, I changed the supply to my name and fixed it, but on May 27, workers from the water company showed up at the house to remove the meter and since that day I have been without supply.”
He assures that he sees them and wants them to attend “barely” to his mother (he has the support of the City Council’s Home Help Service). In addition, she explains that she cannot wash clothes and heats water from a bottle in a pot so that the municipal workers wash her mother, “before they used to do it every morning, now they do it twice a week, because I cannot spend so much Water”.
The same day that the taps stopped working, Jesús denounced the incident at the Granadilla Civil Guard post and took the document to the City Council’s Citizen Assistance Service. But the days go by and he admits that he is tormented by not knowing how long this situation will last.
“Already last December, when I warned the City Council that this could happen, the Social Services lawyer told me that they could not cut off my water or electricity, so now I understand that a measure has been carried out that is not legal” , he points out, and wonders why then “a company contracted by the City Council has left me without water”. Jesús and his mother have already been without water for 14 days. Yet the waiting for a trial.