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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Unlicensed Dagenham landlord fined £5,500

A Dagenham landlord, Hawa Ayuba, has been fined £5,500 following an investigation by the local council’s private landlord licensing team discovered she'd failed to obtain the required licence as part as the council's mandatory landlord licensing scheme.

Barking and Dagenham landlord licensing scheme was introduced in September 2014.

Under the scheme, a licence lasts for five years and costs £500.

Landlord, Hawa Ayuba, rented out four rooms of her three bedroom house in Manor Road, Dagenham, as well as living there herself. Despite receiving £2,500 in rent each month, Ayuba had   failed to apply for the required licence, and on visiting the property, council officers found what was labelled a 'death trap' - having faulty wiring and poorly maintained fire alarms.

In all, Hawa Ayuba pleaded guilty to a total of 11 offences.

Barkingside Magistrates’ Court has ordered her to pay fines of £5,500, plus costs of £493.80, a victim surcharge of £120 and a criminal court charge of £150.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is all a joke. I know of numerous landlords with 3 storey properties and over 6 rooms rented out who do not have a licence and the councils do nothing about it. Punishment is only on a selective basis, maybe if the name is not right. What a corrupt place!