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Couple’s flat positioned 100m away from neighbours ‘does not exist’

A pair from south London have discovered themselves in a peculiar predicament that appears straight out of a surreal sitcom.

Despite residing at quantity 20 on Kimpton Road, Lynn and John Bellamy’s flat ‘does not exist’ – consequently inflicting a cascade of supply disasters and tradesman troubles.

The couple’s flat seems to be caught in an invisible limbo, as a result of, when you have been to stroll alongside the residential highway in Camberwell, there isn’t a flat between 19 and 21.

Instead, the road numbers are chronologically introduced as 19, then 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25. 

The Bellamys’ house is, in actual fact, an astounding 100m stroll away from Kimpton Road, across the nook on Harvey Road in Camberwell. 

Despite living at number 20 on Kimpton Road, Lynn and John Bellamy's flat 'doesn't exist' - consequently causing a cascade of delivery disasters and tradesman troubles

Despite residing at quantity 20 on Kimpton Road, Lynn and John Bellamy’s flat ‘does not exist’ – consequently inflicting a cascade of supply disasters and tradesman troubles

The couple's flat appears to be stuck in an invisible limbo, because, if you were to walk along the residential road in Camberwell, there is no flat between 19 and 21

The couple’s flat seems to be caught in an invisible limbo, as a result of, when you have been to stroll alongside the residential highway in Camberwell, there isn’t a flat between 19 and 21

The geographical glitch means postman are all the time left confused and ambulances are unable to search out the tackle for the flats, which have been constructed roughly in 1995.

Lynn, a nurse, and Paul, a retired tradesman, have needed to resort to strolling down their avenue onto the principle highway to flag down pals, household, on-line deliveries, meals deliveries, taxis – and even ambulances.  

The grandmother-of-three says she has contacted her native publish workplace and has even reached out to their MP to resolve the state of affairs by getting the council to erect a map on the finish of the highway to information individuals to the flat.

But, since transferring into the property in June 2022, the pair are nonetheless no nearer to a viable resolution. 

Shortly after transferring into the flats, the couple observed issues weren’t arriving to the tackle as anticipated. 

John presently has myeloma most cancers and is being handled with chemotherapy, so any missed appointment letters may very well be life threatening, he says.

Lynn stated: ‘It’s the every day frustration with it. We known as an ambulance once more they usually stated they couldn’t discover the tackle.

‘We have a communal backyard and have waited for the gardeners since final yr and I obtained a name from them saying “hope you like the garden we have done it” and in reality they only did another person’s backyard.’

The geographical glitch means postman are always left confused and ambulances are unable to find the address for the flats, which were built approximately in 1995

The geographical glitch means postman are all the time left confused and ambulances are unable to search out the tackle for the flats, which have been constructed roughly in 1995

John currently has myeloma cancer and is being treated with chemotherapy, so any missed appointment letters could be life threatening, he says

John presently has myeloma most cancers and is being handled with chemotherapy, so any missed appointment letters may very well be life threatening, he says

The Bellamys' home is an astounding 100m walk away from Kimpton Road, around the corner on Harvey Road in Camberwell

The Bellamys’ house is an astounding 100m stroll away from Kimpton Road, across the nook on Harvey Road in Camberwell

Lynn and Paul initially moved into their home by swapping flats with another person as they wanted to live closer to a hospital, which is now a 10 minute walk away, for John's treatment

Lynn and Paul initially moved into their house by swapping flats with one other particular person as they wished to dwell nearer to a hospital, which is now a ten minute stroll away, for John’s remedy

Lynn and Paul initially moved into their house by swapping flats with one other particular person  as they wished to dwell nearer to a hospital, which is now a ten minute stroll away, for John’s remedy. 

One of the block’s six tenants, 48-year-old chef, Margret Henewe, has been experiencing related issues – together with with a gardener who accomplished work on a property at Kimpton Court as a substitute of Kimpton Road after failing to search out her house. 

Margret stated: ‘It has been very troublesome. We don’t get letters and I don’t know the place our letters are going. Some do arrive, nevertheless you do must get the others on-line. I don’t get paper letters via my letter field. Most of my payments are on-line.

Like Lynn, Margret would love an indication to make individuals conscious the place constructing, including: ‘An indication to indicate that the constructing is Kimpton Road in the back of the constructing so everybody is aware of.’

In 2022, an Australian couple found they’ve technically been residing within the improper home due to a 130-year-old bureaucratic blunder, threatening their retirement plans.