According to Landlord Action, a pop star has been evicted from his property after accruing tens of thousands in rent arrears…. .
According to Landlord Action, a pop star has been evicted from his property after accruing tens of thousands in rent arrears.
A leading campaigner for landlord’s rights has claimed that singer and former Big Brother contestant Pete Burns drove his former landlord to the brink.
The ex-Dead or Alive frontman was evicted from his London property last week after running up unpaid bills of £34,000 according to Landlord Action.
Now Paul Shamplina, Solicitor and Founder of Landlord Action, a pressure group which fights for landlord’s rights, has spoken out against Burns, 55. Shampina states that Burns’ actions came close to pushing his landlord over the edge and condemned the tenant for creating a “nightmare” for his landlord.
Shamplina said: “We carried out the eviction this morning, with the bailiffs from the court.
“This has been a complete nightmare for the landlord, he has lost over £34,000 in rent and has suffered a breakdown because of the stress caused by the tenants not paying him the rent and various incidents at the flat, where he’s received numerous complaints.”
“Unfortunately he was too understanding to Mr Burns’ problems, which has resulted in him being owed over £34,000 and lost so much time, as well as affecting his own well-being.”
According to the insolvency service, Burns was declared bankrupt in December 2014 and his details are currently registered with trustee Mark Sands of UK wide advisory group Baker Tilly.
Shamplina added: “We are constantly offering advice and educating landlords about their obligations, when they are having to go through the stress of going to court and evicting a tenant.”
Pete Burns could not be contacted for comment at the time of publishing, this article will be updated with his comment once it is recieved.