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Council denies MP’s claims it is subsidising ‘slum’ landlords

Peterborough City Council has rejected a claim that it is subsidising slum landlords with taxpayers’ money following an accusation by the local MP.

Stewart Jackson, the Conservative MP for Peterborough, last week accused Peterborough City Council’s of using £1.2m of public money from the capital budget to help “slum landlords” in Peterborough with repairs

But cabinet member Councillor Irene Walsh has rejected Jackson’s accusations. 

In a letter to the Peterborough Telegraph, Cllr Walsh wrote: “The taxpayer will not be footing the bill as any loan to improve a property must be repaid in full to the council before the landlord receives any future rent.

“This is not a subsidy for ‘slum’ landlords. The policy clearly states that an applicant for funding must not have been the subject of any Housing Act enforcement action or convictions.”

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    I find councils to be a waste of space,wasting money,paying themselves very well,why do some council workers have company cars!?
    Why do they take so long passing planning applications!? costing people a small fortune.
    why do they pay themselves overtime !?
    I had an insider who told me they paid her £30 an hour to take stuff home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I suppose they have to do something to house social tenants. With government policy as it is, no PRS landlords are going to touch benefit tenants while they can still rent to professionals. Eventually, the only option for social tenants will be slum landlords. Simply because that is the only thing they will be able to afford.

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