Cardiff City Council has prosecuted a further rogue landlord for offences relating to breaches of the regulations for houses in multiple occupation, at a court hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court.

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  • Council: Cardiff City Council
  • Fine: £3,000
  • Costs: £200
  • Total: £3,200

Gary Samuel of Enfield in Middlesex was found guilty in his absence of 6 offences under the Housing Act 2004, in relation to a property at Corporation Road, Grangetown, Cardiff.

Specifically the offences were in relation to:

  • Failure to comply with an Improvement Notice
  • Failure to ensure all means of escape from fire were maintained in good order
  • Failure to ensure that the fire alarm was maintained in good working order
  • Failure to ensure all fixtures and fittings  within first floor hall are maintained in safe and working condition
  • Failure to ensure all fixtures and fittings within the living accommodation are maintained in safe and working condition
  • Failure to ensure that the garden was kept in a safe and tidy condition

He was fined £500 for each offence giving a total fine of £3000, ordered to pay costs of £200 and a victim surcharge of £50.  The Court ordered him to pay within 14 days.

Councillor Bob Derbyshire, Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services said,

“With this latest prosecution, Cardiff City Council continues to demonstrate its determination to take action against rogue landlords who place the wellbeing, security and safety of their tenants at risk.”

Further Information

The prosecution against Gary Samuel was brought in view of his failure to comply with an improvement notice and failure to comply with the management regulations.

The management regulations relate mainly to ongoing management and maintenance of houses in multiple occupation. There are 2 sets of regulations, one for houses split into flats and one for shared houses & bedsits.