Megan and Jake Holah

Family face homelessness after buying their dream house only to find it so infested with black mould

PHOTO: Megan and Jake Holah bought a three-bedroom house in Melbourne for $480,000 in March, only to find a hidden infestation so bad the was house unsafe to live in. 

  • Megan and Jake Holah bought home unaware of black mould infestation
  • Jake has lymphoma and son Darcy, 1, has lung issues so they cannot live there
  • Repairs will cost $25,000 but they feel the previous owner should contribute 
  • Insurer could cover repairs if the previous owners claimed – but they refused

A young family saw the purchase of their dream home quickly turn into a disaster when they discovered it was riddled with mould.

Megan and Jake Holah bought the three bedroom house for $480,000 in Pakenham, Melbourne, in March, only to find a hidden infestation so bad the was house unsafe to live in.

Both Jake, 26, who is in remission from cancer. and Darcy, 1, who was born with ‘compromised lungs’ and has severe eczema, are advised against living there.

Jake had a gruelling six-month chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma in 2019 that saved his life, but the cancer took its toll on his body.

Megan Holah, 24, (pictured left with son Darcy) and her husband Jake (right, with daughter Brooklyn) thought they'd found their dream home - until it turned into 'an utter nightmare'

Megan Holah, 24, (pictured left with son Darcy) and her husband Jake (right, with daughter Brooklyn) thought they’d found their dream home – until it turned into ‘an utter nightmare’

Megan Holah (left) and Jake Holah, with their newborn son Darcy in 2018

Megan Holah (left) and Jake Holah, with their newborn son Darcy in 2018

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