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BBC News – Landlords ‘evicting tenants’ to make Olympic profit

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Tenants in east London are being evicted from their homes as landlords attempt to cash in on the Olympics, BBC News has learned.The housing charity Shelter says it has seen more evidence of landlords acting unscrupulously and evicting people illegally.One estate agent said properties typically rented for £350 per week were being marketed for £6,000 per week.Shelter fear the problem will get worse as the Games approach.The BBC’s Michael Buchanan says: “The potential profits are leading to some private landlords telling their tenants they have to leave their homes, with little notice.”Continue reading the main story London 2012 – One extraordinary yearLondon 2012 One extraordinary year graphic The BBC’s home of 2012: Latest Olympic news, sport, culture, torch relay, video and audioOne woman told the BBC she and her four housemates had been given two weeks to leave; another couple had been given three weeks.

via BBC News – Landlords ‘evicting tenants’ to make Olympic profit.

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Written by edparnell

May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

Posted in Disgusting

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