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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Oxford HMO landlord fined £11,500

An Oxford HMO landlord, Juan Zaide Avila pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006.

Environmental Health Officers from Oxford City Council discovered Avila was renting out an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) . The property was described as being in a'poor state of disrepair'.

Avila pleaded guilty to all charges. He was fined a total of £11,500, of which, £7,500 was for not having the required HMO licence, £2000 was for insufficient fire detection and fire doors and a further £500 for each of the four other offences relating to the properties poor state of repair.

The Council’s costs of £1,124 were also charged to the landlord.

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