We tackled Rachmanism
through legislation, housing finance and building more local authority housing.
And don't even start me on buy-to-let, which, along with the sale of council houses, has contributed to the return of Rachmanism
, as well as a dearth of good social housing.
Is that Rachmanism
, Rapaciousness and Rich-pickings?
The Oxford English Dictionary contains the noun Rachmanism
, which it defines as "the exploitation and intimidation of tenants by unscrupulous landlords.
To me it smacks of 60s-style Rachmanism
that very expensive rents are being charged, but this time due to the increasing availability of lenders who are prepared, not only to lend, but actively assist and encourage prospective investors.
the extortion of high rents from tenants in slum properties, from Perec Rachman, an unscrupulous London landlord who died in 1962.