Braunstone Town family found living in unheated garage
22 December 2015
From the section Leicester
Blaby District Council
The garage in Braunstone Town had no smoke alarms or a window to escape through if there were a fire
A family with a six-year-old child has been found living in “sub-standard conditions” in a garage with no heating in Leicestershire.
The partitioned space, near Leicester, had no smoke alarms, no adequate fire escape, a broken shower and only one working plug socket.
The tenants told inspectors they were paying as much as £400 a month in rent.
The landlord has been banned from renting the space again unless “extensive work” is carried …read more
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