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New TV series to expose ‘Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords’

A new TV show called ‘Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords’, a companion series to ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’, starts today.

Following the success of “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”, this new TV series, which will be aired on Channel 5 at 8pm, will delve further into the dark side of the housing crisis.

The observational documentary highlights alarming tales from all sides of the buy-to-let system, drawing attention to stories of unruly tenants who refuse to pay their dues and rogue landlords who have failed to live up to their responsibilities. 

Today’s show, the first in a new six part series, features English teacher Muhammad Rahman, a landlord who has suffered from serious financial difficulty, as his tenant refused to pay rent for over four months. The situation is made even worse when Rahman discovers that his single tenant has been subletting rooms in his property. 

Unfortunately, the agent responsible for placing the tenant is rogue letting agent Carterstones in Ilford, Essex, which is no longer trading.

“Mr Rahman fell victim not just to a rogue letting agent, but also a rogue tenant, which made this case particularly distressing,” said Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, who also features in today’s show.

In other stories on the show this week, a bedsit fire exposes a negligent landlord in north-west London, while Carl, a landlord in Cheshire, is shocked to hear squatters are living in his property.

Watch “Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords” on Thursday 5th April, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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