Landlord charged a young family £800 a month to live in a squalid garage.
Environmental officers found a couple and their six-year-old daughter living in ‘unbelievable’ conditions at the property in Blaby, Leicestershire. The tenants had spent seven months in a converted garage with no heating, a broken shower and one functioning plug socket. The windows were rotten, and there was hardly any insulation and the Landlord did not considered the Inhuman condition he expose this young family to, all he care about is just his rent.
‘The family were very nervous about coming forward,’ said Phil Fasham, senior environmental health officer. ‘They were frightened about what would happen if they complained to us. ‘I am pleased we were able to get them settled into a new place before Christmas. ‘It [the garage] was small, dark and cold. ‘For a property for people to live in, it’s one of the worst I have seen because it was so tiny.’
Guy Jackson, neighbourhood and environmental services spokesman for Blaby District Council, said it was ‘hard to believe’ that any landlord thought it was acceptable to let a family live in those conditions.
‘I hope the strong action taken by Blaby District Council will deter other landlords from letting tenants live in poor conditions.’