Landlords have to take responsibility for the brothels in their properties | Discuss

Welcome to the Property Forum where we can share our knowledge & experiences together to become better at what we do.

 Forum Terms & Conditions

Page not looking right? Please CLICK HERE to RELOAD

Enlarge/Change font size here


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —


— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Related Related Topics sp_TopicIcon
Landlords have to take responsibility for the brothels in their properties
12:33 pm
News @ Tenant Referencing

Forum Posts: 1622
Member Since:
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Last Monday police stormed a number of properties in Yeovil, Somerset which according to the Western Gazette; appear to have taken place as a way of holding landlords to account for the activities that go on inside the homes.

The gazette describes the raids which involved five riot vehicles, police, the fire and rescue service and members of the council’s environmental health department; in which passports of residents were seized and resulted in a 53-year-old woman being arrested in connection with running a brothel and also a 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of cannabis production.

A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “Landlords need to take a degree of responsibility for insuring that there premises are safe. They’ve got to make sure that their premises are up to a certain standard. This means that all appropriate taxes are being paid by tenants. It also means ensuring their premises are being used for the reasons they’re being rented out for. If it’s a domestic property it shouldn’t be used for a business. Landlords need to make sure whatever is happening is legal. We’re taking an approach to say that landlords need to take a degree of responsibility for what is happening. This multi-agency response came after events last month. We used those events to gather intelligence, to check other properties and to check they are being used legally.”

The police has also urged residents who notice anti-social behaviour or negligent landlords to come forward.

Inspector Tim Coombes said: “If residents believe there are happenings in their street and comings and goings at strange times in the night or they believe that an illegal brothel might be running, then we want to hear from them. We can take action together as a multi-agency response to curb any illegal activity in local communities. If anyone believes they have information about benefit fraud and they should contact the police.”

Yet again landlords are being penalised, is there yet more legislation on the way?

Read more on the Western Gazette

Read more on Tenant Referencing UK:
Going back to our roots – The hoodie returns
Calls for MORE legislation for landlords?!
What have you been Googling?
New British passport is launched
Squatters protesting for homes refuse housing?
Landlord’s letter to his inconsiderate tenants is brilliant

11:18 pm

‘This means that all appropriate taxes are being paid by tenants.  …..’

If anyone can tell me how I check that, I’ll get on the case straight away! 

However, the last time I found one of my properties had become the limited company’s registered address for some friends of the friends of the tenants, there wasn’t anything legitimate I could do about it. 



Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 755

Currently Online:
30 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

PaulBarrett: 2897

Mary Latham: 2194

LyndonBaker: 1805

David Price: 1687

Patricia A: 999


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2586

Members: 6490

Moderators: 6

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 3

Topics: 4567

Posts: 31263

Newest Members:

trustpropertyservices, keai7, alex22, turtle, djcolinjames, mohammedyusri

Moderators: SamiiB: 457, News @ Tenant Referencing: 1622, laura: 15, Chloe: 107, lucybarr: 0, jaswhite: 20

Administrators: Paul Routledge: 3418