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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wolverhampton landlord fined £6000

A Wolverhampton landlord has been ordered to pay £6000.
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Wolverhampton Crown Court heard a description of the poor state of repair of an Oldbury property rented out by landlord,  Mr Robeul Alom Sadek Muqtadir.

The rental property was described as having a faulty boiler, water damage and dampness to the kitchen and lounge caused by leak in the bathroom.

Prior to the prosecution Sandwell Council's Housing Quality Team tried to liaise with the landlord to make the required improvements to the rental property, then issuing an improvement notice in June 2015 also subsequently ignored by the landlord, before bringing the case to court. 

The landlord was found guilty of failing to comply with the improvement notice, fined £5,000 and was ordered to pay £749.54 costs alongside a £500 victim surcharge - a court bill totalling  £6,249.54.

Read the Sandwell Council Press release on the landlord's £6000 fine

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The bane of our lives, we suffer this type of no care, do nothing absent landlord around here in North Birmingham. As long as the rent comes in, paid for by the council taxpayer, they are prepared to do absolutely nothing, even when an enforcement notice is served. As a result, the neighbourhood goes downhill but as long as they stop away, they never see it.

Don't get me wrong, I am a single property landlord myself, but I look after my tenant as she looks after my asset, but some landlord barons need banning for life. I bet he also ignores the fine from the court, thinking he is untouchable, and if they try, he will go back to his home country for a 'holiday'.