Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Anger as cash-strapped council house family on benefits moved into Â£1.8 MILLION property... with access to private basketball court. If rented privately the council-owned property could earn around Â£2,000 a week but when the family move in they will be paying less than Â£1,000 a month. The Indian couple, believed to be in their 30s, with four children and another on the way, are said to be amazed by their luck. One neighbour, Kelly Gladwell, 40, said: 'It's disgusting. The council should sell it off privately and build several homes for people who really need them.' Another resident, Dolores Murphy, 63, added: 'We were all surprised the council was giving a family the whole house. I have four daughters, all born in Islington, who had to move out of London to afford rent. It's so unfair.'