A woman who tops the Ministry of Justice list of landlords prosecuted under Housing Act claims council is hounding her for vandalism by tenants envious of her wealth.
A London landlord has been convicted for property offences seven times but believes she is the victim, not her tenants.
Katia Goremsandu, 64, tops the Ministry of Justice’s record of landlords prosecuted for providing poor quality or unlicensed homes, but she claims she has been persecuted by her local council and her rental flats are vandalised by tenants envious of her property wealth.
Goremsandu is the director of a property company registered in Kensington and company records list her address as an apartment in a handsome Georgian villa in Bayswater, west London. Her tenants live in much less glamorous locations in converted houses in Tottenham and are often unemployed and on housing benefit. She refuses to say how many homes she owns. Many are financed with buy-to-let mortgages.
“The mentality of a homeless person or the person who doesn’t have work or a property is ‘why should