Rachmanism


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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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The word Rachmanism had been coined to describe all cheating landlords.
We older tenants have been down the private road before and remember Rachmanism.
Margaret thatcher's premiership we had what was known as Rachmanism, where unscrupulous private landlords were given the OK to exploit vulnerable tenants.
They see people living in the kind of accommodation you'd think would have died out with Rachmanism, the kind of places that you might shudder at if you saw beyond the limp, dirty sheets that mope around the windows, the kind of place you wouldn't put a dog in.
He added: "The right to a secure, life-long tenancy was a hard-won right against Victorian landlords, exploitation and Rachmanism.