10:09 AM, 13th May 2022, About 2 years ago 6
Yet again two-faced Birmingham City Council has been found out for renting properties with deadly dampness and mould. If this were a private landlord they would issue them with Civil Penalty Fines in the multiple £10,000s
However, guess what, the legislation that councils use to generate massive revenue by fining private landlords out of business doesn’t even apply to them.
That so many councils treat private landlords as scum and openly describe them all as criminals whilst putting tenants in far worse conditions and are excused legal liability for the harm they are causing to tenant’s health is at best obscene and the councillors and officials should be made personally liable as private landlords are.
Things must change. Click here for the full article
“There is something utterly disquieting about sitting in a flat where the mould on the walls appears to be growing before your eyes, and where the musty smell of damp seems to crawl into your lungs.
“The daughter’s bed was against a wall rank with black spots, merging into a despairing sweep of mould that hung over where her pillow is situated.”