“Squalid homes: Corbyn says government ‘in pockets of landlords’ “

“Jeremy Corbyn has accused the government of being “in the pockets of rogue landlords” and unable to fix what he called a “crisis level” of squalor at the bottom of the rented housing market.

More than half a million people aged under 35 are estimated to be living in rented properties so hazardous they are likely to lead to residents needing medical attention, the Guardian reported on Sunday.

Responding to the story, the Labour leader said: “The squalid and unsafe conditions that hundreds of thousands of people face are at crisis level. The broken housing market is in urgent need of a complete overhaul. The Conservatives can’t fix the housing crisis because they’re in the pockets of property speculators and rogue landlords, not on the side of tenants.” …”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/29/squalid-homes-corbyn-says-government-in-pockets-of-landlords?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other