‘Landlord from hell means we’ll never invest in Liverpool again’

Investors from around the world say they will never put money into Liverpool again after their experience of dealing with a city “landlord from hell”.

They have been bombarding council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald with complaints about Nigel Russell, who runs a number of student properties around Liverpool.

City leaders sold the Grade II listed St Andrew’s Church in Rodney Street for £1 to one of Mr Russell’s companies in 2010.

Mr Russell had been jailed in the USA for passport fraud, tax evasion and illegal possession of firearms in the mid 2000s, and after a spell working in Dubai, returned to Liverpool to set up his property empire …

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