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Rooms, Rogues and Renters

With many Londoners now spending half their earnings on renting in the capital, Mark Jordan lifts the lid on this cut-throat world. He exposes the squalor, revenge evictions and soaring costs now facing the Generation Renters priced out of the housing market.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 13 Apr 2015 23:20

Room with a tree

Room with a tree

The average Londoner is now spending more than half their take-home pay on their rent, leading to fears that many are ending up in homes which are not fit for purpose.

BBC London has been given access to a number of properties deemed unsuitable to live in.

One property in Lambeth, which had a tree growing through a bedroom, was rented out for £100 a week.

Local authorities say a growing number of people are now paying for substandard properties.

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Presenter Mark Jordan
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  • Fri 27 Mar 2015 19:30
  • Mon 13 Apr 2015 23:20