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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

INELEGANT AND ILLEGAL TENANTS COURTESY OF ELEGANT HOMES!


Gang driven illegal subletting is now so prevalent in Prime Central London one agent, Patrick Bullick of Stanley Chelsea believes it’s a vehicle to launder money with the potential to fund terrorism.
He plans to report suspicious activity he identifies to the National Crime Agency. 
To be fair to Greg Hands(which the Dame rarely is) he has escalated this gang-related letting to Kit Malthouse but RBKC has shown no interest in halting this criminal activity. 

     LEVY BURSTING OUT!
If a motor mouth called Nicholas Levy from an outfit called Elegant Homes tries to persuade you to rent your flat to one of his ‘elegant’ clients go and lie down until the temptation passes.
       NYMAN WITH HIS
'AREN'T I A BIT OF CHARACTER' TIE

Mr. Levy persuaded one owner of a Knightsbridge flat to use his services.
He convinced her his client was well known to him having previously rented a house in Pont St Mews. 
With that sort of endorsement who wouldn’t go ahead? 
....only someone very naive and trusting!

Elegance’ trips lightly off rotund Levy’s silver tongue.... his proposed tenant was an elegant’ gentleman from the Middle East who wanted the flat for his family.

What happened next was far from ‘elegant’.

Within a week a succession of different ‘subtenants’ (to use Levy’s term) started occupying the flat for overnights...one pair of Middle Eastern males would party and fight from 02.00 to 05.00.
Another claimed to be the uncle of the ‘main tenant’ (another Levy euphemism!) even though he could not remember his nephew’s name.

The next weekend saw the arrival of sixty teenagers who claimed they had found the flat on Airbnb and had rented it for a party.
INELEGANT RAVE PARTY!

They dispersed when the police were called.
Levy said his tenant was unsure of how the young people had acquired the key but all would be well as the son of the tenant was going to use the flat for six months whilst he had ‘medical treatment’.
What sort of medical treatment is unclear as our ‘poorly young man’ was seen escorting a group of young girls into the flat!

One overnighter is a young girl who the ‘poorly young man’ claimed was a 'relative'.... odd, as she was from West Africa!
The latest occupant is another 'relative' from Saudi Arabia.
It now seems a rather discreet brothel is operating out of the flat...


So, if Mr. Levy of Elegant Homes comes knocking on your door don’t open it: you will end up needing ‘medical treatment’ for trauma.
Above a couple of images of the pair of wide-bodied boys so you can avoid them.

A reader wrote this" 

Furious resident determined to get them
5 June 2019 at 11:39
I have also been stung by this so called middle eastern gang, a few months later Nicholas Levy from elegant homes (without us providing our number) called me saying he had a client wanting to rent the property. I also contacted the Dame on this issue of subletting a few months ago but never heard back though! How can the Dame help? there is a plethora of information out there and many residents stung! I know of 5 such cases!

Oh, and don't even think of litigating against the Dame....you will be laughed out of court!
If any reader has an issue with an illegal tenancy please email the Dame: she can help.

10 comments:

  1. Concerned Resident5 June 2019 at 08:32

    This is a serious and growing problem in Mansion Blocks

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  2. Lord Grimlock-Prime5 June 2019 at 08:43

    Nick looks as if his head is fixed to his body with no intervening connector like a neck....obviously spends far too much time in Greggs.

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    1. He looks to have a high Body Mass Index
      BMI- very high - not very elegant

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  3. Nyman's tie is such a giveaway...." I'm a bit of a fat character-look at my tie"....boring.....

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  4. To evict these sorts takes months and in the interim whilst court proceedings are under way you cannot claim rent. On the day judgement is given the crooks close down the company and the landlord loses back rent and is the tens of thousands....and a gang of Iraqi crooks is laughing all the way to their bank. We give these bastards refuge here and they kick us in the teeth. Time to forcibly remove them.

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  5. Furious resident determined to get them5 June 2019 at 11:39

    I have also been stung by this so called middle eastern gang, a few months later Nicholas Levy from elegant homes (without us providing our number) called me saying he had a client wanting to rent the property. I also contacted the Dame on this issue of subletting a few months ago but never heard back though! How can the Dame help? there is a plethora of information out there and many residents stung! I know of 5 such cases!

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  6. The Dame apologises....please do email her again with contact details using her assistant's email pwayde@gmail.com

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  7. Chief Superintendent(retd)6 June 2019 at 08:07

    This is a very serious gang who run 240 flats in this way. The family behind it are Iraqi Kurd by the name of Rasul. The father has been prosecuted by RBKC for housing people illegally https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/press-release/%C2%A3162000-fine-conditions-unsafe-hyde-park-flat
    The real question is why the Council and the two MP's are turning a blind eye. When I was in the MPS we did very little to stop an activity that breaks every law and could be laundering money.

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  8. Levy and Nyman are Jewish: odd that they want to work with Arabs.

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  9. Dear the Dame I have been following your blog for a few years since I moved back into Knightsbridge from New York back in 2015 I feel this is a fantastic Blog and great to keep home owners in the loop of what is happening in the borough.

    But on this one occasion I have to say I feel you are wrong about the above company and individuals I have dealt with Elegant Homes before they have sold one of my properties of Norfolk Crescent in W2 and have rented my daughters apartment out to a very nice American student last year and I found them very nice and a pleasure to deal with, both Nick and Brett and the young admin lady where wonderful and helpful.

    Unfortunately in Knightsbridge this subletting seems to be rife, but just because one agent has also got burnt there is no reason to be rude and disrespectful about there appearance dress sense and weight as in my opinion the Dame loose any credibility, Elegant Homes are not the first agent to have got burnt in this and I am sure they wont be the last I here Saville's and KFH have also been burnt as well.

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