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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brighton landlord fined £6000 for HMO

The landlord of a House in Multiple Occupation in Brighton has been fined £6,000 following a prosecution lead by Brighton and Hove City Council.

The landlord, Antony Paul Martin pleaded guilty to four management offences.

The HMO was described as being in 'filthy' condition, tiles were hanging from the kitchen ceiling, there were holes in the bedroom ceiling, the heating was broken and no fire alarms.

Martin was fined £2000 for failing to have the required HMO licence in place, and £1000 for each of the four property management offences. 

On top of £6000 in fines, Martin was also ordered to pay costs of £600 and a £120 victim surcharge.

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