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SLATE INFORMATION: 'Portia' Case Dooms Jerry Building
ENGLAND: West Wickham:
General view Housing Estate / Suburban houses on estate / General view Mrs. Border's House / Mrs. Border with gate off hinges
Cracks in ceiling / Mrs. Border pulling paper off wall / holes in wall where scaffolding has been
General view meeting in crowded hall / Ellen Wilkinson addressing meeting SOT
Digging foundations for house / laying concrete for foundation / airbricks pan to cavity wall pan to damp-course pan to show concrete floor / mixing plaster in correct proportions.
Man wrapping pipe pan to storage tank / scaffolding pan to lead flashings being put on chimneys / bay window with tiles pan to man putting up woodwork for tiles / Mans legs walking along concrete road pan up to finished houses / sign.."National House Builders Registration Council".
Interview with Mr. C.C. Garratt-Holden, Secretary of Building Societies Association
Holden seated at desk & talking SOT
Big Ben pan down to people walking / Ellen Wilkinson walking towards carrying case
Mrs. Border out of house / Mrs. Border talks standing in front of house SOT
London, England: Sound Effects.
Ellen Wilkinson says that the main purpose of the Bill is to insure that every mortgage implies a guarantee that the house is soundly built.
Garrett-Holden says that generally a purchaser has agreed to purchase before approaching a building society, and that a Building Society will not lend money unless they consider the security is good enough.
Mrs. Borders says if anything she's done helps to protect house buyers in the future she has been repaid a hundredfold.
Home owners; Property; Mortgages: Builders; Legislation
Background: Following Elsy Borders' case, Government Bill against jerry-building is planned. Our pictures show how a good house should be built.