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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Landlord fined £160k after tenants death

Landlord, Surinder Rana has been fined £160,000 after the death of her tenant, Sukhi Singh at a rental property in Hounslow, London back in August 2011.

Tenant Sukhi Singh was trapped in the rental property when a fire broke out.

The nine other tenants sharing the rental property managed to escape unharmed.

Following an investigation, safety inspectors found that the property failed a number of fire and safety regulations - poor evacuation routes, a lack of smoke alarms and no firefighting equipment, fire blankets or extinguishers.

Kingston Crown Court heard that the landlord had never carried out a proper fire risk assessment of the shared house. 

Neil Orbell, the London Fire Brigade’s assistant commissioner for fire safety, said: 

"The sentence handed down to Mrs Rana is a stark reminder to landlords that the court’s take fire safety as seriously as we do and that the penalties for ignoring it are severe."andlady has been fined £160,000 after one of her tenants was killed in a fire."

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