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Land twist

Carlos Atwell

Land twist

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The falling over of her house has proven to be just the beginning of Christine Miller-Banfield’s problems. There is now the challenge of ownership of the land upon which her building stands.
The former Walkers, St George resident got national attention after discovering on the afternoon of October 6 that her falling house had been built on unsecure foundation. It was then she decided to salvage what she could, knock out the remaining walls, and build herself another home on the same spot.
Yesterday, Miller-Banfield and her immediate family of daughter Ashtine Lewis and granddaughter Zakodia Springer, from their temporary home in an apartment complex in Warrens, St Michael, spoke of their fresh troubles with the land on which her house rests.
“I thought the land belonged to the NHC [National Housing Corporation],” Miller-Banfield said, “because we had been paying them rent for it; but that is not the case.”
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.