Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Scammers at large

I received 2 telephone calls from tenants on the Lyonette Road estate last night concerned about visits they'd had from men from an unnamed company telling them that the Council was selling off its Council houses. The tenants would be able to buy their houses, however, for £6,000!

It's rubbish of course, but indicative of the lengths some characters will go to in order to make a few quid at the expense of others. I've put in a call to Trading Standards, and the Housing Department have agreed to circulate a letter to local tenants putting them straight about the Council's housing stock and how they can go about the right-to-buy if they choose.

I hope that as and when these "salesmen" return, we can catch them in the act!

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