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Old 22nd June 2017, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Grenfell Tower Fire

Reading the narratives of fire fighters who risked their lives to save people being killed by this crime of the State, gives hope for humanity. I just wonder why we humans only seem to act so good in times of emergency and death, and then not always either (ignoring famines in Somalia and Yemen being a case in point).
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Everybody I've met here in London has a dodgy housing story.

Corruption, neglection and downright illegal activity appears rife from what I've seen in the over here.

Properties are so old, and are eventually left to disrepair -- but still rented out at market value. There are no active checks on "landlords" -- so many of the houses I've looked to rent have ended up being properties that hee "tenant" is illegally sub-letting.

No one checks.

I think part of the problem here is that there are so many foreigners who speak no or little English, who are in a Visa or situation where they don't think they're allowed to speak up -- and perhaps can't if they are here illegally (who also then flock to these dodgy rental deals because it benefits their situation) -- but then don't report the problems out of fear.

Or, the actual property itself is owned by a foreigner who never comes to England, so lets the "tenant" do what they want and expect the real estate agent to police it.

I wouldn't even be surprised if my home went up in flames, it's old, the landlord when asked to fix a light socket gets his 20 something year old cousin from Eastern Europe to come and do it instead of a professional electrician, and a 30 year old looking stove wasn't replaced until it started making sparking noises when I turned it on and I continued to complain about it.

I could move, but finding an apartment here is a full-time job. I already pay a ludicrous amount of money to live as close to the inner city as I can that it would be wasted investment to go to another property where the situation, according to friends, would be exactly the same.
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