Landlord fined £11,600

A landlord from Devizes has been fined £11,600 for exposing tenants including a family with children to dangerous living conditions. Ansar Butt, 39, admitted 24 breaches of the Houses of Multiple Occupation Regulation and four counts of failing to undertake works following the issue of an improvement notice. The trial at Swindon Magistrates Court found

New ‘digital mortgages’ launched

New “digital mortgages” have been launched as the Land Registry moves the process online to save time and inconvenience for homeowners. The Land Registry announced the first mortgage deed not to have been signed with a pen and paper has been accepted as part of a trial with Coventry Building Society. It said a new

Landlord ordered to pay for sub-standard home

A rogue landlord from Plumstead has been ordered to pay £4,000 after he left an elderly couple’s home in an “appalling” state with insufficient heating and major mould. The home was investigated by environmental health officers who found the heating could not go above 16 degrees. Other concerns were found including broken electric storage heaters,