New series, Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords delves into the dark side of Britain’s overheating rental market. Gaining unique access into the lives of the haves and the have nots of Generation Rent, the eight episodes follow the work of Letting Agents up and down the country trying to keep their tenants with a roof over their head, Eviction experts helping frantic landlords who can’t get their tenants to pay – or move out. And cameras are on the frontline with housing teams as they try to protect vulnerable tenants living in squalor and dangerous conditions.
In this episode of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, the Harrow Enforcement team head to a suspicious looking property following a tip off. They are shocked to discover a working weed farm in the house, on an industrial scale. Whoever has been looking after the plants has been living in diabolical conditions. The team, along with the police are determined to find out who has been running the illegal operation.
After receiving complaints of all-night parties from the neighbours in a normally quiet street in Darwen Lancashire, letting agent Paul Ainsworth-Lord pays the revellers a visit. The house is in a terrible mess and the young tenants promise they will clear up and keep the noise down. But the partying gets worse. With the neighbour’s fury spilling out into the street, some of the tenants’ ‘associates’ start making nasty threats.
Three years ago, Sade took pity on her cousin Kirk, who was in dire straits after his divorce. Agreeing to temporarily let him a room in her elderly mother’s home, Sade even gave him a cheap rate. But after her mother passed away, he refused to leave. With this family feud turning acrimonious, Sade turns to help from Paul Shamplina from eviction and housing law specialists, Landlord Action to help get her cousin out.
Young landlord Han discovered his West London flat is being illegally sublet to three unsuspecting students. The thousands they’ve been paying to live in this exclusive part of London is being pocketed by the man who posed as the legitimate tenant. Flaunting his seemingly ‘flashy’ life on Instagram and showing off about his ‘property business empire’, he is in fact a scam artist, who has spent time in a US prison on fraud charges. Han is on his tail, determined to expose him and reclaim his debts.
This episode follows a family building a spectacular kit home in an ancient woodland overlooking a picture-perfect lake in Norfolk.
IT guru Steve Langstone and his wedding entrepreneur wife Sharon have to balance busy working lives with looking after their 7-year-old daughter and 10-month-old cocker-poo Willow. For months they had been searching for a weekend getaway, off the beaten track, until they stumbled across Fritton Lake on the border between Suffolk and Norfolk. They found their perfect plot in some ancient woodland on the side of the lake and decided they wanted to construct a new home there. But getting planning permission to build a permanent structure in woodland is virtually impossible – and conventional building in this isolated spot almost as tricky.
The family found a solution in the form of an innovative company that specialises in constructing homes that are technically moveable. The houses are entirely fabricated in their factory in Cumbria before being split in two and then transported to site on lorries. But transporting the two fully fitted sections of house almost the entire length of the country and then through half a mile of dense, protected woodland stretches the team its limits.
After 8 weeks off with a fractured hip, Consultant Dr Julian Humphrey returns to work at Barnsley Casualty. A keen cyclist, he came off his bike in Sheffield and by his own admission is ‘a bit accident prone – I’m the NHS secret shopper.’One of the first colleagues Julian is reunited with is Sister Jane Hawksworth. She’s co-ordinating the department today and is sporting a new hairstyle which she thinks her colleagues will spot. ‘I’ve never worked anywhere where it’s so family-orientated as it is in an A & E department. Also on shift is Paediatric Sister Jemma Wray, dealing with two critically ill children, both rushed in by ambulance within ten minutes of each other. She explains ‘I can go four weeks and nobody has had a paediatric resus and then in one week we can have one every day, sometimes two a day. It’s very unpredictable.’ Her day takes an even more unexpected turn when one of the doctors starts to feel poorly and she needs to add him to her caseload. Other patients needing treatment include 51 year old Andrew who was cutting firewood with acircular saw when his fingers slipped, and 90-year-old Audrey who comes to casualty after a suddendizzy spell.One of the newer members of the casualty team, Nurse Will Gibbons looks after Nathan, 28, who’s brought in by ambulance following a motorbike accident. Londoner, Will, is new to Barnsley butalready feeling at home in Yorkshire.
22 year old Erik from Reading does nothing around the house and is only concerned about himself and his image. He treats his home like a hotel. He has business dreams, but that’s all they are so far.
Erik moves in with 79 year old Raymond, a master of the odd jobs, and who has had three businesses in his long and busy life. Active Ray takes Erik horse-riding, for a night of darts down the pub and for some much need work experience in a garage.
Will Erik change his views on the older generation? Will he listen to Ray’s wise words?
The first team to take on the Crystal Maze is captained by the formidable force known by the initials "GC" - Gemma Collins - with team mates James "Arg" Argent, legendary TV personality Carol Vorderman, comedian Ellie Taylor and TV presenter Rick Edwards fighting to maintain any sense of decorum and to get a word in edgeways. There are self-congratulatory highs, lock in lows and some semblances of redemption. Keep your volume control close at hand...