Living conditions 'beggar belief' as Hillingdon continues 'beds in sheds' crackdown

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

Hillingdon Council says some of the living conditions to be found in the borough "beggar belief" as it continues its crackdown on rogue landlords renting out 'beds in sheds'. Councillor Keith Burrows, the council's cabinet member for planning, transportation and recycling, said it was "outrageous" that landlords were "lining their pockets by allowing others to live in squalor". Mr Xuhua Chen, of Hunters Grove, Hayes, became the latest landlords to be prosecuted by the council after failing to demol...

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