Scunthorpe landlord fined more than £14,400

Scunthorpe landlord fined more than £14,400

Scunthorpe landlord fined more than £14,400

North Lincolnshire Council has brought a prosecution against a Scunthorpe landlord, fining him more than £14,400.

A court found Javed Khan, who was prosecuted in his absence, to be guilty of illegally renting an unlicensed property with serious safety breaches.

He was fined a total of £12,000 for the violations and £2,499 in costs.

Among the multiple breaches of safety at the multi-occupancy property were a failure to provide an adequate fire escape and fire alarms.

Inadequate access to bins resulted in a mounting waste problem and unsanitary living conditions.

The council say they have a no tolerance approach to rogue landlords, and acted swiftly to protect residents, as part of a wider enforcement action against rogue landlords.

Councillor John Davison said:

“North Lincolnshire Council has a zero tolerance policy to rogue landlords that choose to exploit residents.

“This prosecution should act as a warning to landlords and encourage them to come forward and license their property. Failing to do this is illegal and risks an unlimited fine.

“Landlords have a responsibility to provide tenants with good quality, safe accommodation. Most landlords follow the rules, but, in this instance, measures were inadequate and unsafe.”

Housing and safety advice is available for landlords and tenants of multi-occupancy properties via the North Lincolnshire Council website.

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