Affittare un immobile nel Regno Unito ha regole ben precise che spesso non vengono rispettate. Questa iniziativa del comune di Leeds é la prima di una serie di investigazioni per tutelare gli inquilini che abitano in immobili sporchi, sovraffolati e non conformi alle normative vigenti di sicurezza. Se affittate, fatelo in regola!
A task force has swooped on buy to let flats above shops as part of a crackdown on bad landlords in Leeds. Council housing officers, fire officers and immigration officials inspected 22 flats in Dewsbury Road, Leeds, and found a list of fire, health and safety problems. Some flats were overcrowded, lacked fire alarms, had poor heating and electrical defects. The council says further action will be taken against offending landlords. Other problems relating to waste disposal and fire safety in shops and offices were also uncovered during the inspections. Leeds City Council executive member for neighbourhoods, planning and personnel Councillor Peter Gruen said: “This is another successful example of the value of teams and agencies from across the city and the region working together.