Slum landlord forced pensioners to live under collapsed ceilings

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal, Local Government

A slum landlord who forced two pensioners to live in dangerous conditions, which included collapsed ceilings in the bedroom and kitchen, has been prosecuted. Sukhbir Singh Birak, 37, was fined £1,250 after Newham Council inspectors found the elderly couple had been living for over seven months with a deficient heating system, a broken window, and an electric shower as the only source of hot water. The landlord had ignored earlier requests from the council to rectify the problems at the three-bed...

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