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Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« on: June 28, 2011, 10:05:12 am »
Landlords from Hell

First broadcast: Monday 04 July, 8PM on Channel 4


In this undercover investigation, Jon Snow reports on the return of the slum landlord in 21st-century Britain. At a time when more people than ever are having to rent privately, unable to get on the property ladder, Dispatches reveals the shocking conditions in which tenants are forced to live.


I cant believe that this goes on !!!
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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 10:29:49 am »
I bet most of these are overseas or company owned too.

I have lived in some terrible rentals in my student days.


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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 09:34:03 am »
This programme Landlords from Hell is on Channel 4 Dispatches tonight at 8pm.

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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 12:38:10 pm »
I watched the programme and the solution seems obvious.

Those tenants living in places with damp first ask the Landlord to fix it. 
When he doesn't they ask the Council to fix it and Councils send the Landlord an invoice for the work with a £10,000 admin fee/fine added to the cost of the work.
If he doesn't pay they put a charge against the property.

At the end of the day it is up to the TENANTS to complain to the authorities.

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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 09:52:54 am »
Wasnt it amazing how they got away with renting sheds to all those people in London.
Some of the sheds were proper brick-built structures with tiled roofs.
Surely they would need planning permission?
I suppose if no one complained and everyone does it they all get away with it and the Councils are none the wiser.

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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 09:07:55 am »
Some of those "sheds" would have needed planning permission.
But if some London Boroughs cannot even keep small children safe then a few
buildings without planning permission is not a surprise.
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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 12:04:15 pm »
Is this due to a shortage of homes for rent?
Greedy landlords?
or that the tenants are ignorant of their rights and the fact they can do somethging about it.


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Re: Dispatches programme ....slum landlords
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 09:07:38 am »
Many overseas tenants are just grateful to be in this country and have a job I think.
The landlords are taking advantage of these people.