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“Landlords from hell”

Just a quick note to remind people that the second of Channel 4 Dispatches on ‘Landlords from hell” is on tonight at 8.30.

It is billed as:

Jon Snow and a team of undercover reporters find out what really happens to those desperate to find a home, now that the housing minister wants councils to work with private landlords.

I understand that Croydon Council feature in this programme, quite a lot. The press release is here.

Right on cue, Croydon are apparently proposing to relocate 300 homeless families in temporary housing to Hull.  There will be more of this…

[If you missed it, the programme can be watched here]

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

3 Comments

  1. joeh

    …and how many empty homes are there in Croydon – 1500 according to a report last week!

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  2. simplywondered

    you’d think it would be tough to let accommodation in hell.

    not to mention hull.

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  3. simplywondered

    rather more seriously, i have just read the press release and failed to collapse in amazement. still, i suppose unless you have been in these places or worked in the sector this may come as a surprise.

    Reply

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