Hastings Landlord Fined For Failures Ove £11,000.

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Posted by Admin on 10/01/2019
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A landlord from Hastings was fined over £11,000 for a bunch of offences relating to his HMO property.

He was found guilty of 16 breaches of licensing conditions at the house in multiple occupation situated in Cambridge Gardens, Hasting that he was renting.

The landlord of Wicklemarsh Road, London, Thomas Brian Rogerswas was prosecuted by the borough council for the sixteen offences relating to the Hastings HMO property.

Although Borough Council of Hastings withdrew 2 changes to allow the landlord to plead guilty to other 16 offences that he was charged with.

It was said that there were charges against the owner because of the failure to provide bathroom facilities at the house, failure to prevent antisocial behavior, failure to maintain the property and gardens, failure to maintain fire escapes at the house, and failure to display the correct licences for the property rental.

According to a Hastings Borough Council’s spokesperson, Mr Rogers was found guilty by court of the 16 offences brought by the council and fined £11,332 in total for them by the court after pleading guilty.

Hastings Borough Council brought the prosecution under Section 72 of the Housing Act 2004 (breach of regulations for Houses of Multiple Occupation).

“The council continues to show that we will not tolerate landlords who fail to provide decent housing in our community” – said the lead Councillor for housing at Hastings Borough Council Andy Batsford.

He also added: “We are making huge strides to ensure that everyone in Hastings lives in a safe home. If you are a landlord that is falling short of the standards, good landlords, residents and the council expect we will prosecute, and we will win.”

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