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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Landlord in a spin over celebrity eviction

A landlord experienced a breakdown from the stress of evicting their 'celebrity' tenant.

The troublesome celebrity tenant, Pete Burns, is best known as the singer of  pop band Dead Or Alive who had a number one hit single, 'Spin me around' back in the eighties. 

Burns was evicted from his rented London flat today after non-payment of rent of £30,000.

The final bill after legal costs is reported to be £34,000, but whether the landlord will ever see it paid remains to be seen after Pete Burns declared himself bankrupt.

The tenants eviction was carried out by Landlord Action.

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action, commented

“This has been a complete nightmare for the landlord, he has lost over £34’000 in rent and has suffered a breakdown because of the stress caused by the tenants not paying him the rent and various incidents at the flat, where he’s received numerous complaints.”

“Unfortunately he was too understanding to Mr Burns problems, which has resulted in him being owed over £34,000 and lost so much time , as well as affecting his own well being.”

See pictures and read more on the Pete Burns eviction in the Mirror 


Anonymous said...

Dead Or Alive's hit was actually called "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).

Hawkeye said...

Ah, yes, quite right. Thanks anonymous.

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)