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.
A landlord has been fined more than £4,000 for breaches of fire and safety regulations.
This case involves an Appeal against against the refusal of Burnley Borough Council to grant selective licenses. The Tribunal dismissed the appeal.
This case involves an Appeal against a condition on a HMO Licence granted by Oxford City Council. The condition concerned required an additional toilet to be fitted in a separate compartment. The Tribunal dismissed the appeal.
An absentee landlord has been ordered to repay £19,958.84 in housing benefit for renting out five Salford houses without a licence.
An unscrupulous landlord who rents a HMO property in south Manchester has been fined almost £12,000 after failing to apply for a property licence.
The war against rogue landlords is being won by Newham Council, according to new figures. They also reveal a staggering one in five unlicensed properties in the borough have been found to harbour suspected criminals.
Two local landlords have been found guilty for failing to effectively manage a property in St Andrews Square, Hastings, following a two day trial at Hastings Magistrates Court (Photo on Flickr).
Bellforce Developments Ltd and Gurpartap Singh Bhullar , of Manor Lodge, Mildenhall Road, Slough, were fined a total of £20,250 at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (25 July) for breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. They were also ordered to pay costs of £21,732.62 to Royal Berkshire Fire Authority.
A landlord from Wallasey pleaded guilty to two charges brought by Wirral Council under the Housing Act 2004 at Birkenhead Magistrates Court (Photos on Flickr).
A landlord has been prosecuted for endangering the lives of tenants by letting out five very poorly managed and unlicensed Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in High Road, Ilford.
Norwich City Council was successful in prosecuting two landlords at Norwich Magistrates’ Court yesterday for putting tenants at risk.
A landlord faces a total of £5,200 in fines and costs after being found guilty at Watford Magistrates court of nine offences relating to the safety of tenants at her rented property in Wood Close, Hatfield.
An accredited Haringey landlord, with a large property portfolio, is the first to be fined under a special licensing scheme that regulates houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in the Harringay Ladder area.
Cardiff Council’s Housing Enforcement Team has brought a successful prosecution against Topaz Property Company Ltd, which was fined £15 000 at Cardiff’s Magistrates Court on June 25th 2013, for offences under the Housing Act 2004 and the Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations 2007.