Former boss of Leeds student lettings company Providence Properties, Tariq Zaman, was arrested recently and held by police, suspected of committing acts of money laundering and fraud.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the former boss of the student accommodation company, the one that was investigated by BBC Watchdog, was arrested. The YEP also states that Tariq Zaman, whose brother Bashirt Zaman runs student letting agency My Homez, was stripped of rental licenses meaning that he can no longer rent properties to students, or to anyone for that matter.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police stated:
A 41-year-old Leeds man was arrested on February 2 on suspicion of money laundering and fraud by false representation and is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.
The former premises of Providence Properties, in Leeds, are now occupied by The Student Property Shop. The Student Property Shop itself has been investigated by Trading Standards over allegations of fraud and keeping students’ money.