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    Brisbane City Council cracks down on illegal boarding houses


    HOUSES with as many as 15 boarders have been found across Brisbane during a council crackdown on overcrowding.
    Brisbane City Council officers have conducted 298 inspections on homes across the city since July.
    Eleven landlords were fined $1000 and several others were cautioned.
    In the same month the landlords of three rental properties housing 35 international students have been fined almost $35,000 in the first conviction of its kind for overcrowding.
    In the latest series of inspections, council officers found 15 students living in a home in Lockhart St, Woolloongabba, 12 living in a home in Cornwall St, Greenslopes, and 11 in a home in Elberta St, MacGregor.
    Brisbane City Council Deputy Mayor Cr Graham Quirk said the raids were part of a continuing hardline approach on illegal boarding houses in Brisbane.
    "We are determined to ensure that students that are studying here in Australia are given proper standards of accommodation," Cr Quirk said.
    "We are taking a hard line on landlords that are not complying with the law and are providing substandard accommodation for those
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/proper...-1225934046756
    Last edited by muppet; 05-10-2010, 08:48 AM.
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