Increasingly depressing is the proliferation and normalisation of this in many circles. On 10 th September an investigation by the BBC programme Inside Out West found evidence of landlords offering rent free accommodation in return for sexual favours. Four years after the issue was first raised on a blog for Shelter, a cursory look on Craigslist finds ads making similar offers.
Landlords offering free accommodation in return for sexual favours have targeted around a quarter of a million women, an investigation has revealed. Men sent explicit emails to numerous potential tenants and detailed the explicit sexual acts they would have to carry out to keep their home. The landlords were unaware the tenants they were messaging were undercover Mail on Sunday reporters posing as people looking for rent.
Emilia Bona, 24, from Liverpool, discovered several of the illegal adverts online and has now exposed the dark world of 'sex for rent' landlords. A shocking new seedy arrangement in which men are renting out their homes for free in exchange for sex has been laid bare by journalist Emilia Bona. One of the men she contacted described over the phone - and in graphic detail - the things he wanted to do to her in his 'sex flat', despite him being married.
A series of landlords were caught on camera propositioning women with offers to waive their rent and utilities costs in exchange for sex. Undercover BBC News journalists secretly recorded several landlords informing who they thought were young female tenants of various sex-for-rent deals. Several of the Craigslist ads identified and then reached out to by the British TV network used very direct descriptions including, "Double room for naughty girl for exchange of favours.
Craigslist adverts are being posted online offering free rent in return for sexual favours. We carried out an investigation and found dozens of posts online at Craigslist. Most of the posts are suggestively posted by men around the ages for seeking girls ages
Over the years, the number of landlords asking for sexual favors in exchange for a free stay has sky-rocketed in the UK as a result of spiraling rents. Now, reporters are going undercover in an attempt to expose those behind the sex-for-rent advertisements. Read on below to find out more.
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In the space of just a few hours, we discovered dozens of murky adverts on the classified site boasting of free rooms for a "fun exchange". It comes after a Sun Online undercover reporter was told she could have a free room in one sleazy landlord's luxury London flat if she shared a bed with him for "cuddling". While trying to meet with a letter for our investigation, we found sickening ads targeting vulnerable girls struggling for a place to live in the Capital.
Landlords offering free rooms in exchange for sexual services could face criminal charges. Police warn the arrangement could be illegal, while CCCU are urging students to avoid the exploitative deals. Our editor-in-chief went undercover to search for these landlords on the advertisement site Craigslist.