The Labour Assembly Member for Ealing & Hillingdon, Onkar Sahota, is a large scale property investor. I have so far found 11 properties that he has an interest in. Four private homes, two doctorsâ€™ surgeries, the land he has left derelict at 42 Lower Boston Road for ten years and four flats organised as a registered HMO (LN/000014753) in the centre of Southall. Strangely although the site is formally registered as an HMO with the council it is not registered in Sahotaâ€™s name but that of a relative. Land Registry confirms though that Sahota and his wife own the site.
I visited the Southall site today and took these photos. I have tried not to identify the site too precisely as there will be people living there potentially. I hope not.
The front door looks very neglected.
Peering through the glass of the front door the worn carpet and handrail paint a bleak picture.
The rubbish strewn rear is similarly sad looking.
Could Onkar Sahota be one of the landlords that Sadiq Khan intends to â€œname and shameâ€?