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Complainant Name:
Mr Paul Nischal

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Paul Nischal complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about him and his company in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice on its website. The complainant was concerned that the article, which referred to an interview with one of his tenants, included a number of inaccurate claims about the complainant's upkeep of the property which the tenant rented from him. In particular, it incorrectly claimed that the complainant's company had failed to address the tenant's complaints about the heating and damp in the property.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the online article and the publication of the following correction on its website:

An article published on 26 January reported the comments of a tenant who lived on James Turner Street (also known as Benefits Street). We have been asked to make clear that contrary to the tenant's claims, British Gas have visited the house on numerous occasions to fix the boiler, over £1,000 of work has been done during 15 visits and the landlord, Mr Paul Nischal, claims that the tenant has caused condensation in the house by refusing to open the windows. We are happy to clarify this.

Date Published: 01/09/2014

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