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A MAN who was told he would get hundreds of pounds in compensation fears he may go into arrears after getting £25.

Steve Stevenson, 58, of Seaward Tower in Trinity Green, Gosport had received a letter from A2Dominion promising him £375 as it had not carried out insulation work at his one-bedroom flat.

Mr Stevenson spent the cash at Christmas – before he had received it – buying presents for his grandchildren he met for the first time.

He now fears he will fall into arrears with the new housing association, Hyde Martlet, after the blunder.

He said: ‘I want them to get this sorted, they’re just not playing the game.

‘They should give me what they said they were going to give me.

‘It’s made me angry because they don’t seem to care.’

Nicki Morrison, regional housing manager south at A2Dominion said the firm had apologised to Mr Stevenson.

She added: ‘If any resident is having difficulty in paying their rent, we would advise they speak to their landlord as soon as possible.’