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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Heartless landlord handed prison sentence

A landlord from Wembley has been handed a four month prison sentence and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £20,000.

Rohan Sheikh was found guilty of illegally evicting six tenants from an unlicensed House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) on Wembley Park Drive after they complained about poor living conditions and damp. Mr Sheikh has already been convicted of the assault of one tenants during the illegal eviction that took place in February this year. Mr Sheikh pleaded guilty to all charges.

Tenants were given 2 hours to vacate the property, but the landlord had failed to seek the required possession order from the courts.

The court also heard of the poor state of repairs at the illegal HMO property - damp, holes in ceilings and walls, filthy carpets, dumped rubbish in the front garden.

One Brent councillor described Mr Sheikh as a 'heartless landlord'.

Sheikh has appealed his sentence and is out on bail pending his hearing. 

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