Tory Landlords are the real leeches and scroungers

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Tory Landlords are the real leeches and scroungers

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Its no surprise but the whole housing tragedy is propped up by cheap loans subsidised by our taxes. If mortgages went up to 10% interest as it did when I had mine the price of houses would halve at least.
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London council finds 35 men living in one three-bedroom house
Brent council says it is cracking down on exploitative landlords after shocking case in which every room was filled with mattresses

The men had piled bedding in every room except bathrooms. Photograph: Brent Council/PA
 
Wednesday 20 September 2017 14.52 BST
Last modified on Wednesday 20 September 2017 15.10 BST
A raid on a three-bedroom house in north-west London has found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses.
The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at about 6am on Tuesday following complaints from neighbours, Brent council said. The men, all of eastern European origin, had piled bedding in every room except bathrooms, with one mattress even laid out under a canopy in the back garden.

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Images from the semi-detached property show dozens of shoes piled on top of each other, clothes strewn across radiators and rubbish clogging the garden.
Harbi Farah, the cabinet member for housing and welfare reform at Brent council, said it highlighted the worst excesses of unscrupulous property owners. He said: “Rogue landlords make their money by exploiting people who can least afford it, it’s a shameful practice and this is an especially shocking example.”
In just one room, eight men were found to be sleeping side by side on “wall-to-wall” mattresses.
Last week, Brent council voted in new penalty measures of up to £30,000 for people breaching housing law.
The owner of the property is being traced, Brent council said, adding that it had secured more than 100 successful prosecutions against rogue landlords in July.
Farah said: “Any landlord treating their tenants unfairly should be on notice, we’re coming for you.”