Landlord caught renting ‘coffin-like’ cupboard

A landlord was found to be renting a “coffin-like” cupboard to a man in London as a room. Inspectors for Newham Council discovered the one-metre by two-metre understairs space in an overcrowded house in Beckton. According to the council, the four-bedroom house had already been fitted with 11 “sleeping spaces,” with bunk beds crammed into single rooms. Officers also discovered serious fire

Landlord fined £7000 for housing offences

  A landlord has been fined a total of £7,298 for operating an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Oxford that was home to three people with disabilities. William Stephen Rielly was prosecuted after environmental health officers from Oxford City Council investigated a house that he owned at Nowell Road in September 2016. They

Landlord pleads guilty to harassing tenants

  A landlord from Sheffield will be sentenced for harassing his tenants. Mark Cashin, 48, was taken to court by Sheffield City Council. Cashin pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the harassment of his tenants during a short hearing at Sheffield Crown Court. The first incident took place between Janaury 16, 2016 and February