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The problem of letting ‘beds in sheds’ by some landlords is going to be discussed by Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Immigration Minister Damien Green with the police, Immigration and council officials.
The ministers have stated that thousands of sheds and outbuildings were being rented out illegally; mostly to the immigrants who have to pay high rents but still have to live in squalor as such accommodations have no basic amenities. Mr Shapps and Mr Green who will be raising several proposals, would include encouraging councils to make greater use of legal powers across planning, fire, safety, Housing and environMental Health.
Measure the extent of problem by information collected by Whitehall and Town halls. Ensuring councils and the police share the available intelligence.
Working closely with foreign authorities to send back those who want to get back home and taking measures to stop more beds in sheds propping up.
Mr Shapps is going to say that such back garden shelters are slums brought up to exploit the people, many of whom are prepared to return voluntarily to their home country but instead find themselves trapped into paying extortionate rents to live in such restricted conditions.
The minister wants to see a crackdown on these criminal landlords.
Mr Green will say that those who were not suppose to be in the UK should leave the country and if they volunteer to leave the government was ready to help them and if they refused then their removal shall be enforced by the law.