Tenant’s anti-social behaviour lands BTL investor with £16k fine

26 May, 20170 Comments
A private landlord who ignored warnings from the police and the council has been handed a £16,000 fine, due to his tenant’s anti-social actions. Buy to let investor Jason Duffield, who lives in Birmingham, was handed a restraining order by police last year because of the noise coming from the rental property in Tamworth. He was
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Information Commissioners Office

ICO tells agents to improve handling of personal data

01 February, 20160 Comments
Agents have been warned by an official watchdog for the way they handle clients’ personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has now issued a report with a string of observations after visiting a series of letting and estate agents’ offices. The observations included: – Staff having little formal training in data protection; – Vendors, landlords and
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Landlord fined £10,000 for failing to properly manage house

21 August, 20150 Comments
A landlord has been fined £10,744 for failing to properly manage his two-story property split into seven bedsits in Leamington on Westlea Road. Magistrates at Nuneaton Justice Centre heard that a fire at the property led to an investigation by the Fire Service and Warwick District Council’s Private Sector Team. Firefighters found that the fire
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Landlord fined £20,000 for failing to comply with Improvement Notices

27 October, 20140 Comments
A Hertfordshire landlord has pleaded guilty to 28 offences resulting in a fine of over £20,000. The convictions related to two private properties in the Hatfield area. 23 offences applied to one and the last five applied to the other. The first property, a HMO in Fern Dells, had failures with gas, electric and fire
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A simple and cost effective remedy for the bad landlord ?

30 January, 20140 Comments
Anyone that works within the private rented sector will know that it is split between local authorities trying to pile on more legislation in an attempt to uncover the landlords that do as little as possible to stay under the radar VS the majority of compliant landlords that run their portfolio as a business, declare
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Largest fine ever imposed on Harrow landlord.

10 July, 20120 Comments
A rogue landlord who illegally converted houses into multiple flats has been ordered to pay £325,000+; believed to be the largest penalty to have ever been issued to a UK landlord. After years of flouting planning regulations and ignoring repeated orders to comply, Brent and Harrow councils brought a joint action against Vispasp Sarkari, 50,
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Bangor Imposes Curfew for Under 16 Year Olds.

18 June, 20120 Comments
North Wales Police and Gwynedd County Council have imposed a dispersal order banning anyone under 16 entering the city centre, from 9pm to 6am without their parents. Despite claims by police this year that violent crime has fallen by almost a quarter in Bangor, authorities insist the measure is necessary to combat anti-social behaviour and
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