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Slum landlord family who crammed 31 migrants into a four-bed London house with a woman forced to live in a garden SHED are ordered to pay £250,000 (6 Pics)

A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after 'cramming' 31 migrants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.
The tenants, who paid £65 a week in rent, were forced to sleep in shifts as night workers would swap with those who had daytime hours at the £500,000 property in Napier Road, Wembley, council officers found.
Enforcement officers from Brent Council also found a woman living in a tarpaulin-covered shed in the back garden with no light or heat after a raid in 2016. All the residents were thought to be from India.


Four beds were discovered in the front room and three in each bedroom, according to the authority. The house was only licensed for seven people.
Harsha Shah, her daughter Chandni and brother Sanjay were bringing in around £112,000 a year by 'stuffing 31 people into appalling conditions', the authority said.
The council said Harsha and Chandni Shah have been subjected to a £116,000 confiscation order, while their agent Jaydipkumar Valand was made to repay £5,000.
All three defendants from the Shah family were also ordered to pay £41,000 in fines, as well as costs of £82,367 at Harrow Crown Court.
The tenants were paying £65 a week. One told The Sun: 'Some people came here after seeing adverts placed in off licences.
'Others heard about it through word of mouth, after being tipped off by friends or other landlords.
'It was cheap while it lasted, but now we've been told we have to move out.'
Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, said: 'We will use every legal power we have to come down hard on landlords and agents who exploit tenants in Brent.
'Every house in multiple occupation needs a licence, which helps to create decent living standards in the borough. We will track down landlords who do not license their properties and rip off tenants by housing them in miserable conditions.' 


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