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London’s ‘hidden homes’

London’s ‘hidden homes’

Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes – often in disturbing conditions – because they cannot afford to live elsewhere. The BBC has found people paying to live in shop storerooms, above car repair garages, on industrial estates and in former warehouses.

This shadow housing market is causing London Fire Brigade “grave concerns”. In the past nine months, firefighters have attended 36 fires in such places and two people have died.

BBC article

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