Controversial landlord Fergus Wilson raised rents within an HOUR of Bank of England interest rate hike

The property tycoon blamed Governor Mark Carney for his decision to clobber tenants.

He said yesterday: “Mr Carney decided to change it. It is totally down to him. They never consulted me over it. I would have said, ‘Leave it alone’.

“I wish they had not. And I don’t think all the customers will understand. They are just ­worried about when the next tin of baked beans is going to hit them in the pocket.”

Mr Wilson, 69, said the rent rise will affect around 400 of his properties in Ashford, Kent. Initially only new tenants will be charged more.

But existing ones will be hit when they renew their contracts. The extra £50 is five per cent more on a £1,000 a month rent.

The landlord claims the interest rate rise to 0.75 per cent, announced on Thursday, will cost him £55 a month on every mortgage he holds.

Mr Wilson last year banned “coloured people” over the “smell of curry”.

And he recently evicted new mums with babies, blaming council rules on fixing boilers.

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