On 17 January 2014 at Truro Magistrates Court, Cornwall Council’s Private Sector Housing Team successfully prosecuted landlords Michelle Rachel Bathe and Stacey Darren Bathe of Devon for failing to comply with the requirements of the Housing Act 2004
A letting agent who ran a house of multiple occupation (HMO) without a licence has been fined a total of £14,120. Shahnawaz Lal, sole director of Haris properties, located in Lincoln Road, Peterborough, pleaded guilty, on behalf of his company, to running the former guest house in Limetree Avenue as a house in multiple occupation without a licence
A READING landlord has been prosecuted by the Council after failing to properly maintain one of his properties, despite previous repeated warnings last year to do so.
On Wednesday, December 11, housing landlord Alfred Katona, 75, of 67 Chadwick Road, Westcliff admitted five breaches of The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.
Two landlords who operated multi-occupied houses without licences have been fined. Azim Kibria, aged 31, of Hartington Road, Toxteth pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court to the offence and also admitted five breaches of safety regulations.
The unlicensed landlord of a students’ house which posed a serious fire risk has been fined a total of £10,000.
Last November, the National Landlords Association (NLA) wrote to all local authorities in England after court judgements clarified issues over the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and how local licensing fees should be determined.
The owner of a restaurant in Green Lanes has been fined £11,620 by Tottenham Magistrates for ignoring property management laws and failing to comply with a special licensing scheme that regulates HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) in the Harringay Ladder area.
DARLINGTON Council has prosecuted a local landlord for failing to apply for a Mandatory License for a House in Multiple Occupation and for providing false and misleading information to avoid licensing.
Alpha Properties Cardiff Ltd, operating under the trading name of Acorn Residentials, has been prosecuted at Cardiff Magistrates Court and fined £2000 on November 14 for failure to comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Wales) Regulations 2006.
Camden Council has successfully prosecuted a rogue estate agency in the week that they launch a campaign to improve standards in the private rented sector.
A landlord of three Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Watford has been successfully prosecuted for a range of offences relating to three separate properties.
A Liverpool man who was refused a licence to run multi-occupancy houses continued to operate student flats.
A landlord has been fined more than £4,000 for breaches of fire and safety regulations.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has written to all local authorities in England after recent court judgements have clarified issues over the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and how local licensing fees should be determined.
A Wrexham Landlord has been found guilty of failing to Licence their House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).
A letting agent who rented out a damp, dangerous and dilapidated property received a hefty fine following a successful council prosecution.
Following a fire on 14th March 2013 at 15 Nuttings Rd in Cambridge, the landlord Mr Yu Chang of Ditton Fields Cambridge, was prosecuted on the 5th September 2013 by Cambridge City Council for five breaches of the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006. Mr Chang was fined a total of £6075, £125 Victim surcharge and £400 costs.