A LANDLORD has been accused of race discrimination after banning African tenants from renting her property – because “they make the house smell”.
Ebrima Mboob, originally from Gambia, West Africa, arranged over Facebook to view a double room to rent in central London from landlord Elina Vimbsone.
Mr Mboob claims that once Ms Vimbsone realised where he was from, she back-peddled by declaring: “It’s only for European people”.
The 24-year-old – studying performing arts at the University of the Arts London – said he “could not believe it” when his viewing was abruptly cancelled because of his ethnicity.
He said: “I was completely shocked at the landlord’s response and I still am today