Landlord taken to court over boiler and oven

A Hyndburn landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to check an unsafe boiler and gas. Steven Ladell, from Great Harwood, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after serious faults were uncovered at a house in King’s Lynn last year. One of his tenants had approached housing standards officials at

Landlord fined £20,000 after house fire

A landlord was fined £20,000 after admitting he put the lives of five residents at risk. Residents became trapped upstairs during a fire in Worthing last year, weeks after their landlord was told their fire alarm did not work. The judge said Terry Millis, 62, had a ‘high level’ of culpability and fined him £20,000

Landlord fined £8,000 for 16 offences

A landlord has been fined over £8,000 for a total of 16 offences under the Housing Act, according to Hastings Borough Council. Thomas Wallace pleaded guilty to non-compliance with a statutory improvement notice at his property and was fined £2,667. Wallace was further required to pay £432 costs and £170 victim surcharge. Mr Wallace was

Rogue tenant jailed for 16 weeks

A head tenant has been jailed for 16 weeks after he changed the locks on a property that was illegally sublet to 35 men. Ilie Florin Dragusin evicted the men and removed their belongings from a converted three-bedroom semi-detached house. Brent council officers found the 35 tenants to be living in substandard conditions in an