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Tackling substandard housing in Blackpool

As the number of people living in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) grows, there are concerns that some people are living in poor conditions.

There are 4,000 HMOs in Blackpool, many of them at the bottom of the housing ladder

Tim Coglan, head of public protection for Blackpool Council, explains the issues it is encountering.

  • 20 Oct 2015
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