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Landlord Banned Renting To “Coloured People” Because Of Their “Curry Smell”

Fergus Wilson, one of the United Kingdom’s biggest buy-to-let landlords, recently sent an email instructing his agents not to rent properties to “coloured people” because they leave a “curry scent” behind.

Wilson told The Sun that he was “overloaded with coloured people” and that he doesn’t think this move is an offensive one.

Contained in the email, which was leaked to The Sun, were statements about why Wilson wanted to ban 'coloured' tenants:'It is a problem with certain types of coloured people — those who consume curry — it sticks to the carpet.“You have to get some chemical thing that takes the smell out. In extreme cases you have to replace the carpet.'He also added that he wouldn't be bothered by having only white tenants.

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Contained in the email, which was leaked to The Sun, were statements about why Wilson wanted to ban “coloured” tenants:

“It is a problem with certain types of coloured people — those who consume curry — it sticks to the carpet.

“You have to get some chemical thing that takes the smell out. In extreme cases you have to replace the carpet.”

He also added that he wouldn’t be bothered by having only white tenants.

Since the news broke, people have been (understandably) outraged by Wilson’s statements.

As per the latest reports, the police have issued a probe into Wilson’s statements to see if any offences have taken place.

Earlier this year, Wilson had also instructed his agents not to rent properties to domestic violence survivors, single parents, low-income zero-hours workers, or plumbers.

Twitter: @jdplayford

Earlier this year, Wilson had also instructed his agents not to rent properties to domestic violence survivors, single parents, low-income zero-hours workers, or plumbers.


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