160 people made homeless by a dodgy landlord who has scarpered with their rent instead of paying the mortgages, where’s their government bailout? And what kind of zombie scum enforces the evictions? Phew, capital’s safe nevermind the puny humans who get in the way. As this piece by Nick Wrack says-Anyone facing repossession should be defended and the bailiffs kept out. If a landlord has been criminal the tenant should not be evicted, the banks got our money and they are still foreclosing causing homelessness (then banks buy up the foreclosed property cheap perchance). Quite apart from the very concept of the landlord, as if having shelter is some kind of whimsical fancy, a luxury that a human being doesn’t really need and thus can be a commodity to enable those with the correct access to become rich from rent that makes them owners not the people actually living in the property. Then the gamblers figured ways to financialise mortagage debt and bingo, here we are. A human need, a human right, nothing more than a profit centre for the predator, and addicted, they turned to infinite usury, hell, what could go wrong?
Around 160 private housing tenants are having to look for new homes as police investigate the companies which own the properties. The tenants in Colwyn Bay and Pensarn, Conwy had believed their homes were owned by property company Whalley Huws.
Sylvia Gouland from the Colwyn District Enterprise Alliance, a community support group, said that tenants had been told to leave their homes. “Those we did advise to go and see a solicitor were not entitled to legal aid. They had no grounds whatsoever,” she added.
Ms Gouland said she had known some of the tenants for years and they had never defaulted on their rent. She added that most of those affected had already left the properties involved.
Dad-of-two Robert Hordern, 36, was evicted from his Lawson Road property in September, but has fortunately now found a place to live. “I’ve been rehoused but am looking to get out of the area anyway,” he said. “The letter said the company had not paid the mortgage, which was a shock as I’d been paying rent to them in cash. I was not best pleased to just get a letter kicking us out.”
Hundreds of tenants in Stoke-on-Trent are also believed to be in the same position. Their landlord is property firm Whalley Huws Ltd, based in Llysfaen and Pensarn, and owned by Sheila Whalley and Anthony Huws.
No-one at Whalley and Huws could be traced by the Daily Post despite numerous calls and visits to their headquarters on Pensarn Industrial Estate, which is empty and up for sale, and Tan y Graig Road, Llysfaen.