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I really wonder what 'privacy groups' true intentions are...they seem to spend their time whinging about google streetview and aerial surveys, seeing just what any passerby or air traveller can see, and zero time on the constant snooping by government on our personal phone calls and email.

Back to the issue at hand, im not sure what to make of it. If theyre illegals and will be deported, good, if not, its just more for housing benefit hungry landlords and more upward pressure on rents.

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Can't see them doing much. The sheds in beds in west London aren't being tackled as the councils know that they can't afford to house the illegal residents. They'd like to be able to grant retrospective planning permission and then start charging council tax. However their police can see from the thermal images where the weed growers are and hence boost their detection rates.

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Can't see them doing much. The sheds in beds in west London aren't being tackled as the councils know that they can't afford to house the illegal residents. They'd like to be able to grant retrospective planning permission and then start charging council tax. However their police can see from the thermal images where the weed growers are and hence boost their detection rates.

Exactly. Everyone knows that Southall is awash with them but they just pay lip service. If cleaners etc. can't afford the rents, what's the alternative?

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Can't see them doing much. The sheds in beds in west London aren't being tackled as the councils know that they can't afford to house the illegal residents. They'd like to be able to grant retrospective planning permission and then start charging council tax. However their police can see from the thermal images where the weed growers are and hence boost their detection rates.

They'll spot a 'hot house', raid it, and discover... a bitcoin mining rig.

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To be honest I don't mind beds in sheds. In fact I rather admire the fact that large numbers of landlords have managed to build and operate them, flouting all planning laws with no problems at all.

Build on the precious 'green belt' though and all hell breaks loose.

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Can't see them doing much. The sheds in beds in west London aren't being tackled as the councils know that they can't afford to house the illegal residents. They'd like to be able to grant retrospective planning permission and then start charging council tax. However their police can see from the thermal images where the weed growers are and hence boost their detection rates.

Won't new LED bulbs foil the police in this respect, in that they can give off white light at a much lower power usage and therefore a lower heat level. Also can they not get a grant to increase a houses insulation thereby making them harder to detect.

As for illegal housing, this will get buried as the councils have no extra capacity or the Councillors themselves will be in it up to their neck.

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According to Slough Borough Council:

That's very roughly 1 household in every 6 living in a shed. This phenomenon is not unique to Slough.

It would appear that the natural outcome of high house prices is high shed prices too, though the supply of sheds is somewhat more elastic.

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According to Slough Borough Council:

That's very roughly 1 household in every 6 living in a shed. This phenomenon is not unique to Slough.

It would appear that the natural outcome of high house prices is high shed prices too, though the supply of sheds is somewhat more elastic.

So of a potential 9000 sheds 587 landlords have been reported to HMRC with only three being prosecuted.

The great British black market is thriving. The HMRC will no doubt kick this into the long grass.

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