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Monday, February 22, 2016

Louth landlord fined £5,000

A Lincolnshire landlord has been fined £5,000 for not complying to the Improvement Notice issued by East Lindsey District Council.

The rental property in Louth belonged to James Stuart White.

The court heard how the landlord had failed to make the required improvements - window repairs, installation of extractor fans, added insulation and a full electrical safety check and was subsequently fined £5,000 under Section 30 of the Housing Act 2004.

Local Councillor, William Gray commented on the case:

‘It is important that landlords understand their responsibilities. If we inspect a property and find a number of issues that need rectifying, we will take necessary action to ensure the safety of tenants. I would urge any landlord to work with the council to prevent legal action having to be taken.’

On top of the fine, Mr White was also told to pay costs totalling £1,607.

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