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    Landlords wanted for BBC documentary series!


    I’m a television producer developing a series of documentaries for the BBC which will show what it’s like being a residential landlord in Britain today. I’m looking to hear from landlords across the country with unusual or colourful backgrounds, and who have a surprising, shocking or funny story to tell about life on the frontline of the rental market.

    Perhaps you’ve built up a booming property empire but gone about it in a completely new way? Or maybe you feel you’ve been unfairly vilified in public and want to tell your side of the story? This is your chance to make your voice heard and put across the rarely-seen landlord’s perspective.

    At this early stage there’s absolutely no obligation for anyone getting in contact to go on camera – but in any case I would love to hear about your experiences.

    The eventual series will be observational documentary, with a hands-off approach that will leave viewers to make their own judgements about what they’re seeing. We’re keen to get across the complexity of the tenant-landlord relationship, and the different attitudes and expectations landlords have towards their tenants, and vice versa.

    If you send me a private message, or email me at, I can get in touch to explain more about the project.

    Many thanks; I'm really looking forward to hearing from you,


    I think you should cover landlords dealing with the system as much as with tenants; there are hundreds of stories there - eg the Newham Selective Licensing scheme and why they are estmating £30 to cash a cheque amongst others, how Nottingham are forcing students into institutional ghettoes with far higher rents (25-30% iirc) than top notch private rentals which fund University expansions, and many more.

    Refer Mad Regulators to Arkell vs Pressdram.


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