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- n. The exploitation of tenants of slum properties by unscrupulous landlords
"Rachmanism" later entered the Oxford English Dictionary, defining "extortion or exploitation by a landlord of tenants of dilapidated or slum property".
'Rachmanism' for the dirty tricks unscrupulous property developers employ.
In 1977, The Callaghan government intoduced the Rent Act, designed to curb Rachmanism (intimidation of tenants).
Rent Act, designed by the Callaghan government to curb Rachmanism.
They tabled an amendment effectively dissing the whole notion and earned suitable retorts from other parties about Rachmanism etc.
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