Friday, 25 December 2015

The high price of cheap living: how the property guardianship dream soured | Society | The Guardian

The high price of cheap living: how the property guardianship dream soured | Society | The Guardian

Property guardianship was once a win-win situation. empty buildings secured and bargain rents offered. For many the reality today is different. an underclass of renters with limited rights in grim conditions – and landowners milking the system to pay less tax ... One guardian described viewing “rooms that were like chicken coops” in Kennington, south London, which were being offered by a guardian company for £500 a month. It was a single space “with rows of plyboard walls and no natural light, no ventilation”. ....


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