by Mick Roberts
8:50 AM, 29th January 2020, About 2 years ago 8
Monday 3rd February at 20:30 BBC1 Panorama is broadcasting an episode titled ‘Cashing in on the Housing Crisis.’
For the landlords interested in the Government and Councils slating us for maybe a bedroom 2cm too small, yet the program below will probably show Councils putting families in old office blocks converted for temporary accommodation. Some don’t even have windows.
The programme summary says:
“Panorama meets some of the growing number of people living in temporary accommodation. With a shortage of council-owned properties, and a desire to keep people, especially young families, out of bed and breakfasts, local authorities are increasingly turning to the private sector for help. In 2013, a change in planning laws meant companies could buy up and convert old office blocks into homes without planning permission. Reporter Callum Tully explores life for residents living in these converted spaces.”
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