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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Harrow landlord fined £16,000

Willesden Magistrates Court have ordered a Harrow landlord to pay more than £16,000 in fines and costs.

landlord finedLandlord , Kanagaratnam Kesavan's property on Rayners Lane was identified as 'hazardous' following an inspection by Harrow Council’s environmental protection officers.

Officers described the property as having serious hazards relating to excess cold,  personal hygiene sanitation and drainage, fire and food safety, as well as electrical hazards that included broken electric sockets, exposed wiring, and a broken cooker.

Cllr Graham Henson from Harrow Council, comments - "Kesavan showed no interest in the safety of his tenants nor did he bother to discuss the notices issued to him by the council. It could have been worse had our officers not intervened."

Leading up to the case Mr Kesavan had ignored two improvement notices under the Housing Act 2004 and two notices under the Environmental Protection Act.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a similar situation, continued leaks into my downstairs btl from a nightmare landlord owning the upstairs flat. No heating in his place, rotating tenants who change every 6 weeks or so (on short marine courses, students non EU) leaks that have continued for years, the ceiling joists in the bathroom are rotting but he wont replace, several orders from the council so far ignored. Hope he gets the same.