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Friday, November 20, 2015

Ealing landlord fined £70k over HMO

Landlord, Balwinder Singh Kahlon pleaded guilty to 18 offences at Ealing Magistrates' Court.

All 18 offences relate to a House in Multiple Occupation in Southall, Mr Kahlon owns and manages.

Officers from Ealing Council described how on inspection of the property they discovered twenty tenants sharing cramped conditions, including a number of windowless rooms.

The HMO property was licensed, but only for a maximum of ten tenants.

Alongside breaching the restrictions of the HMO licence, officers listed a number of other offences that  Mr Kahlon had failed to meet under the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations and the Housing Act. Escape routes were blocked,  many of the communal spaces were filthy and emergency lighting was described as 'insufficient'. 

Balwinder Singh Kahlon was fined nearly £70,000.

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