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16 people found crammed into two-bed flat in Kingsbury

PUBLISHED: 17:42 06 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:42 06 June 2018

Shocking overcrowding conditions inside the Kingsbury flat. Picture: Brent Council

Shocking overcrowding conditions inside the Kingsbury flat. Picture: Brent Council

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These shocking pictures reveal the terrible housing conditions of a two-bed flat in Kingsbury where 16 people were found living.

Shocking overcrowding conditions inside the Kingsbury flat. Picture: Brent CouncilShocking overcrowding conditions inside the Kingsbury flat. Picture: Brent Council

Brent Council has vowed to take “the strongest possible enforcement action” against rogue landlords after the dawn raid at the property, which is above a shop in Kingsbury Road.

One person staying in the property was paying £50 a week for a bed space. If this same amount was used throughout the flat, the landlord could have been pocketing around £3,200 a month.

Brent’s housing chief Cllr Eleanor Southwood, said this served as a reminder that the council will not tolerate such activity.

She said: “Housing tenants in unsafe conditions is against the law.

“Rogue landlords exploiting their tenants by forcing them to live in Dickensian conditions should be on notice: we will take the strongest possible enforcement action to protect our residents.”

The council added that anyone who suspects that an unlicensed property is being rented out in the borough can report it anonymously on its website.

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