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Landlord offers rent reduction for NHS staff

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A generous landlord is reducing the rent on his one-bedroom property in Wycombe for a tenant who works on the front line in the NHS.

The property, at Spindle Court in Chairborough Road on the outskirts of the town centre, is a 15-20 minute walk from Wycombe Hospital. Previously, it had been let for just over £750 a month. The landlord will reduce the rent to £650 a month, however, for a tenant who works on the front line in the NHS, as well as cap it at that level as a guarantee against further hikes.

The landlord - who has asked not to be named - told the Bucks Free Press: “I don’t want personal publicity. I’m doing it as a gesture of support and gratitude for low paid workers in a profession we all depend on whose salaries in real terms haven’t kept pace with inflation.”

The landlord took the decision after his mother was recently taken ill and rushed to Hillingdon Hospital adding: “We’re doing this as much as anything as a statement to tell those at the lower end of the pay scale in the emergency services how much their work is appreciated by the public.

“We hope it might inspire others to do something to help alleviate the everyday cost of living for those who have had their salaries capped.”

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