Wednesday, 6 March 2013

HOUSING-Landlords taking advantage of right to buy

The Mirror claims that some landlords who have benefitted from the right-to-buy policy are charging tenants vastly higher sums for rent. The paper examines how Charles Gow, the son of Margaret Thatcher’s former Housing Minister Ian Gow, now owns 40 out of 120 ex-council flats in Roehampton. A resident says her rent has gone from £360 a month to £800. She adds that some of the rent is covered by housing benefit. Tony Belton, a Wandsworth councillor, comments: “Speculators have made millions out of exploiting public assets. It stinks.”
Daily Mirror, Page: 15

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