Our staff here at Safer Renting are used to visiting buildings with appalling living conditions, but were surprised recently when we were called to a prime property in central London with an exclusive address. Viewed from the outside, you might assume that it housed bankers or art dealers.
Once inside, any such notions disappeared before we’d even closed the front door:
On Wednesday, a couple of conundrums landed on the desk of the 7 people that constitute the Safer Renting posse.
Both concerned cases where our partner council EHOs had served prohibition orders on properties, with an effective date two weeks away but where curiously the occupants didn’t want to move out, despite the dreadful conditions.
To counter complaints voiced in landlord press that local authorities are failing to enforce against rogue landlords and agents, Safer Renting brings you a monthly roundup of the real work being done, stories which are often not reported on more widely than the local papers. We welcome any stories of yours that we missed.