Couple who bought an entire village in Wales spark fury by raising rents by 60 per cent


A millionaire and property-owning couple are forcing an entire village out of their homes by ramping up rents by extreme amounts.

Landlords Lisa Walsh, 30, and her husband Chris, 35, enjoy travelling all over the world while ramping up rents in the village of Aberllefenni, north Wales, by up to 60 per cent.

The couple bought the entire historic Welsh village for £1 million and are forcing tenants out of their homes they have lived in for decades.

The Walshes bought the entire village of Alberllenni for £1million in November last year

The village was bought by Walsh Investment Properties after being put up for sale in 2016.

After the Walshes snapped up the entire village, several tenants were served with Section 21 no fault eviction notices.

Mother-of-two Sara Lewis, 55, has lived in the village for 22 years and told DailyMail she was in ‘tears’ at the prospect of being left ‘homeless’ as she faces a 26 per cent rent hike.

70-year-old disabled pensioner Brian Kügler said he has been left with just £3-a-month to live on after his rent surged by almost 60 per cent, from £380 to £595 a month.

He said: ‘My head is all over the place. I can’t afford the rent and don’t have the money to cover it.

Mrs Walsh posed for photos outside the five-star Bellagio in Las Vegas in 2019, the luxury hotel and casino featured in Ocean’s 11

‘If I had to pay £595 a month, I would be left with just £3 a month for food, running my car and bills.

‘I am really bl**** angry at the council and the landlord.

‘How can the landlord put the rent up by so much? How can that be right?

Fellow tenant Sara Lewis has organised a daily sit-down protests against the charges imposed on the village that boats incredible scenery.

Sara Lewis (right) fears she will lose her home in Alberllenni. Pictured: Sara Lewis with her friend Janice Taylor.

The mum-of-two has criticised the Gwynedd Council over their inaction on the matter.

She said: ‘My Universal Credit contains £300 for my rent and the council current gives me £49 from its discretionary fund to pay the shortfall.

‘I have applied to Gwynedd Council for the £250 shortfall and received a phone call saying that I won’t be receiving it and will have to find the money myself.

‘I don’t have any savings and cannot work because I have severe emphysema and need oxygen at all times.

‘The council are being heartless and have caused be so much stress that it is making me ill.

‘When I received the phone call, I was in tears. They are making me homeless and do not care.

‘How ill do you have to be to qualify for the discretionary payment?’

Mr Walsh (left) is boss of building company EMW Developments Ltd

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