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'Revenge eviction' tenant hands petition to agentA letting agent has received a petition signed by councillors and a mayor from a tenant who claims he is being evicted after complaining of dangerous conditions.

Michael James and people supporting his claim have delivered the petition in person to Andlow Properties in Tottenham, north London. The petition signatories include 18 local councillors and the mayor of Tower Hamlets.

James says he was served with an eviction notice after he reported dangerous conditions at his block in Shadwell, east London in February.

James told his local newspaper: "There seems to be a one-way channel. The landlord and agent can get in touch with us if they want to raise the rent but if my bathroom ceiling is covered with mould or a dangerous piece of concrete is lying on the pathway of the third floor, no one is there to talk to. They don't have much interest in taking care of their property."

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    I know these are usually isolated incidents and not all landlords should be tarred with the same brush, but I just cant understand these rogue ones that treat their tenants so shoddily and then expect to get away with it. As an owner of property overseas, Id never dream of doing something similar to people hiring out my places as holiday homes. I cant understand the thinking of landlords like this.

    • 01 July 2014 13:04 PM
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    It's stories like these that put landlords in such a bad light! They should be ashamed of evicting over dangerous conditions. Yes I know that some landlords are really like this, but I think most landlords take good care of their properties (but you do have to watch out for the bad ones)!

    • 01 July 2014 12:47 PM
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    Very irresponsible if this is true. Agents like this give the rest of us a bad name. Throw the book at them and be done with it. I'd like to hear how this pans out.

    • 01 July 2014 12:46 PM
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