The battle behind Britain's front doors

By Danielle Hughes at 00:00

With average viewing figures of over 1.2 million the latest Channel 5 series ‘Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlords’ is proving compulsive viewing. The programme takes a closer look at what happens when conflicts between landlords and tenants get out of control, something which I am all too familiar with in my profession.

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Just months following the introduction of Compulsory Letting Licences in Liverpool, Wirral has followed suit. The scheme will come into effect in four designated parts of the Wirral from today, 1st July 2015. The designated areas will be Birkenhead South; Egerton North; Seacombe Library and Egremont Promenade South. These areas were identified using research by Wirral Borough Councils performance and public health intelligence team, which identified key areas suffering from low demand i.e. low sales values and high levels of empty homes.

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