The third part of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation into illegal student housing focuses on landlords ignoring rampant code violations and the city department responsible for chasing them.

Some of the giants in the student rental trade also lead the pack in health and safety code offenses. Their victims are beleaguered, sometimes endangered, tenants and also a college town's image.

Read part three of “Shadow Campus” here. Read the previous entries here.

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