How balanced is the portrayal of landlords and tenants in the media? Is the press guilty of prurience: revelling in landlord and tenant conflict and preferring to focus on bad behaviour and the worst conditions, rather than report mainstream good practice? Do politicians pander to stereotypes with short termist, populist housing policies that encourage narrow lines of enquiry by journalists, ultimately failing landlords, tenants and the housing crisis? Richard Blanco is joined by Patrick Collinson from The Guardian, Sarah Davidson from the Mail Online and Simon Greenwood, Series Editor of Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords.
Picture from Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords which is currently airing on Channel 5. Contact the producers if you would like to take part in the show.