A 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."