Sheffield’s ‘danger flats’ risk to tenants’ lives

Tenants in a part of Sheffield are living in such bad conditions their lives are being put at risk, a council report has warned.

Some flats above food shops in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road were “serious fire risks”.

Council inspectors found inadequate toilet facilities, serious disrepair, dangerous living conditions and poor management at some of the properties.

Landlords in the area will now have to pay £750 to go on an approved register.

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2 thoughts on “Sheffield’s ‘danger flats’ risk to tenants’ lives

  1. Perhaps RMBC will publicly acknowledge that some of their flats in Masbrough that they are collecting rents from do not comply with building regs and thus are not fit for human habitation – some hope!
    The sooner the new law that John Healy MP is bringing in comes into force the better.
    This will at long last give tenants in Social Housing protection under Consumer law and they will be able to claim if the landlord misrepresented the property to them, either by omission or commision.


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