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Written by Emma Lunn

A pop star has been evicted from his London flat owing his landlord more than £30,000 in rent and causing him to have a breakdown.

Pete Burns, 55, was the lead singer of Dead or Alive who had a number of hits in the 1980s including You Spin Me Round and Brand New Lover. He appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

Said to be addicted to plastic surgery, Burns won £450,000 in an out of court settlement in 2009 following botched lip surgery.

He wasn’t at the property when Landlord Action arrived with bailiffs to repossess the property after gaining a possession order from the court. Legal costs bump up the amount Burns owes the landlord to £34,000.

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, claimed the landlord had suffered a breakdown due to the stress of Burns not paying the rent and various incidents at the flat.

Yesterday was a bad day for Burns – as well as being evicted, he was also declared bankrupt.


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    some landlords are more corrupts than the tenants they take in some deserve all they get loosing their properties and maybe prosecution and imprisonment yes i mean the landlords what you think about that jamie moodie as your very oppionated bet your not all clean

    • 24 April 2015 19:24 PM
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    that's exoneration without the 'h' of course!

    • 22 April 2015 11:26 AM
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    Intererestingly naive reporting style! A bad day for Burns in that as well as being evicted, he was declared bankrupt? Really? Actually, that makes it a great day for Burns.. and a disaster among disasters for the landlord. Total exhoneration, in effect, for the perpetrator; total loss for the victim.

    • 22 April 2015 11:19 AM
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    Stuff the Landlord, who cares that this poor person has lost £34,000 and possibly their property due to mortgage arrears whilst another abusive tenant has ridden all over the landlord because they can.

    The system is corrupt, biased and an utter shambles

    What on earth can we do?

    • 22 April 2015 08:38 AM
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