Tenants living in housing run by a property management firm on behalf of Newham Council say the condition of their homes is affecting their health.
The company, Tando, is accused of leaving flats to rot while hiking up the price of rent.
Those living in them are calling for Newham Council to take back control of the properties.
Tando has not responded to the claims. But a spokesperson from Newham council said:
"While these are Newham properties Tando act as the landlord. We take complaints by our residents very seriously and we will investigate all allegations made. We will also be carrying out a thorough review of the service provided by Tando. We would urge any residents who feel their complaints are not being dealt with by Tando to contact us so we can investigate further. All tenants have previously been informed of how they can report issues to the Council and we already closely monitor the service Tando delivers, regularly visiting households they manage to check on the service. We will write to them again to remind them of how they can do so. We have also been in touch with representatives from People’s Empowerment Alliance for Custom House (PEACH) and will be meeting with them soon to discuss their issues"
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