Revealed: Shocking living conditions of 30 people crammed into 'death trap' bungalow in Wembley

PUBLISHED: 20:00 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 20:11 10 July 2018

Scene from Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords. Pictures: Channel 5

Scene from Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords. Pictures: Channel 5


A million people tuned in to see the shocking living conditions of 30 men crammed into a Wembley bungalow by a rogue landlord.

Scene from Bad Tenants, Rogue LandlordsScene from Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords

Brent Council’s enforcement team swooped on a “death-trap” bungalow that was illegally housing the men in squalid conditions during filming for Channel 5’s primetime series Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords.

Saturday’s episode revealed damp and mould caking the walls, windows and doors blocked off and smoke alarms covered up. Mattresses littered the floors of the living room, dining room and even the pantry.

Officers found 10 men sharing one bedroom. They were forced to sleep on makeshift bunk beds made of wood offcuts, pallets and tarpaulins. Housing boss Cllr Eleanor Southwood said it “clearly showed the nightmarish reality facing vulnerable tenants”.

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