… and as well as stories of anxiety and fear about eviction, they saw the evidence of systematic neglect by the landlord Pemberstone and management agent Watsons over the years. This is not a story about a developer demolishing houses not fit for purpose, it’s a story about a private investment firm taking insufficient care of people’s homes over decades, and then seeking to kick families out when they no longer want the responsibility for refurbishment and prefer to chase a profit (despite these homes still being comfortable and cared for by the tenants).
Importantly, the BBC also saw the powerful determination of a community trying to stop the demolition from happening. Even the sun was on our side yesterday. Hurrah for Spring!
We’ll update you soon on when the report is likely to air.