The borough that gave birth to Rachmanism
- after Peter Rach-man, the notorious slum landlord of the 1950s who became synonymous with exploitation - may now become synonymous with housing its people in a deathtrap.
And don't even start me on buy-to-let, which, along with the sale of council houses, has contributed to the return of Rachmanism
, as well as a dearth of good social housing.
ECHO Drive out slum landlords THE word "Rachmanism
", although perhaps not heard too often nowadays, entered the language in the 1960s in the wake of revelations concerning the shameful business practices of immoral private landlord Peter Rachman.
I believe that referring to "Rachmanism
" as a description of landlords is offensive and misleading,
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.
Is that Rachmanism
, Rapaciousness and Rich-pickings?
``We have been working on it for about four years in a bid to introduce a greater sense of professionalism and to shake off the image of Rachmanism
, which still persists.
- Named after Polish-born London landlord Perec Rachman, who had a string of squalid properties.
(n extortion by a landlord of tenants of slum property)
Margaret thatcher's premiership we had what was known as Rachmanism
, where unscrupulous private landlords were given the OK to exploit vulnerable tenants.
He added: "The right to a secure, life-long tenancy was a hard-won right against Victorian landlords, exploitation and Rachmanism
. There is a strong, right-wing pressure within government to get rid of this."