I'm very happy to see that Vas Demosthenous's behaviour is finally catching up with him. We rented a property in Islington, back in 2001/2. The property had a range of defects, the most serious being a damp problem so severe that our clothes went mouldy in the wardrobe. The landlord was impossible to contact for the entire year. At the end of the tenancy he blamed us for the damage that the mould had done to the carpets - and a bunch of other things we hadn't done - and made off with hundred of pounds of our deposit. He was extremely aggressive and threatening.
At the time, there was no tenancy deposit scheme, and no internet rating sites for landlords and agents, so I thought that there would never be any redress. It's very encouraging to see so many others exchanging information on this site - although it's an indictment of current tenancy laws and systems and that Mr Demosthenous continues to operate as a landlord in this country.