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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Blackpool landlord not 'fit and proper'

Blackpool landlord, Raymond Owen Baguley, 58, was fined £750 and ordered a to pay £350 alongside a £75 victims surcharge for not obtaining the required license for a rental property in the South Shore area of the town.

South Shore comes under a selective licensing scheme introduced by the council.

Baguley's failure to obtain a licence means the landlord will lose his “fit and proper person” status preventing him from renting out property in the area.

Mr Baguley did not attend the hearing at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Tim Coglan, Blackpool Council’s head of public protection and enforcement, said: “Almost all properties in South Beach are licensed but there are a handful of landlords who have flouted the law. Selective Licensing is making an enormous difference in the area and is helping to start to drive up management standards and to address issues of anti-social behaviour through our inspection schedule and work with landlords."

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