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Rachmanism

In Britain, a slang term for a greedy landlord. The term derives its name from Peter Rachman, who became notorious in the mid-20th century for evicting tenants protected by rent control laws and replacing them with new immigrants without such protection.
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Now, in the form of Linda Grant's fine novel The Clothes on Their Backs, the late Peter Rachman (1919-1962) has inspired more than an insulting adjective.
Meanwhile, Peter Rachman, the Polish-born owner of slums and the paymaster of thugs, was charging exorbitant rents to poor West Indian immigrants.
There have been many comparisons with the notorious 1950s landlord Peter Rachman and van Hoogstraten has in the past been credited with saying that stories about Rachman were "out of all proportion".
She would stand at the chemin de fer table while her erstwhile bloke, Peter Rachman, and I jousted for supremacy.
Peter Rachman preyed on poor blacks in West London, charging exorbitant rates for slums and forcing them out with Alsatian dogs when they couldn't pay.
Peter Rachman was an infamous 1950s London property owner who so abused his tenants his name became synonymous with bad landlords.
Those who I saw playing at clubs like the 150 in Earls Court Road (owned by Peter Rachman and run by Serge Paplinski), the Apron Strings in Fulham Road (owned by the Rich- ardson brothers with Rachman) and Esmeralda's Barn in Knightsbridge (run by the Krays) were often outrageous.
I was trying to nick a few quid at the chemin-de-fer table; Christine was there with an unpleasant racketeer, Peter Rachman (playing alongside me), who was London's most notorious landlord and rich as Croesus.
I had a gaff in Kensington Park Road, owned by notorious landlord racketeer Peter Rachman.
Dundee East MP John McAllion said the eviction brought back memories of infamous 1950's slum landlord Peter Rachman.