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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bath landlord fined

landlord fined A Bath landlord and his agent have been fined for failing to licence a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Paul Lewis and Ian Francis both pleaded guilty to renting out the unlicensed HMO in Bath.

During the hearing, BANES council officers informed Bath Magistrates Court of the property's state of disrepair - broken electrical sockets, exposed electrical wiring, broken windows, no fire alarms and lack of escapes.

The landlord and his agent now face fines totalling £26,000, court cost of £1,144.86 and.... wait for it - the £120 victim surcharge.

The landlord has subsequently made the required improvements, obtained the licence for the HMO and has it let to tenants, - if only he'd done it earlier.

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