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How the UK Housing Market is Preying on American Soldiers

published on March 3, 2011

For a few years there have been some whispers about how if you are an American soldier living on the economy in the UK, your rent will be outrageous and you will be charged to renovate the rental properties when you move out.  This was just a whisper before, but I have found it to be true.  That brings up all kinds of legal and ethical issues for the situation and as a business owner my interest was piqued.

Is it Legal?

Charging a specific group of people increased rent, at times 50% more, is a discriminatory practice. How is it legal?  In Norfolk, there is a big conglomerate of American bases the more prominent being, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Lakenheath , RAF Feltwell, and RAF Alconbury. According to the rental website, Rentright, the average price of rental house in this area is about £600, so why is the average soldier being charged between £900-1200?

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Soldiers of misfortune: How UK housing markets are preying on American soldiers – National Small Business Insights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/small-business-insights-in-national/soldiers-of-misfortune-how-uk-housing-markets-are-preying-on-american-soldiers#ixzz1FZ2EPTrq

published on March 3, 2011

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