9:07 AM, 30th July 2021, About 10 months ago
Camden Council has become the first council to use an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) against a 29-year-old landlord, Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool, to prevent him from harassing and evicting tenants. The court order has also created an exclusion zone the landlord cannot enter until May 2022.
A property company owned by Rasool was also fined £25,000 in 2014 for five breaches of Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations.
The Council has registered over 50 Landlords on the Mayor of London’s Rogue Landlord Checker, secured the capital’s first ever rogue landlord banning order, and has now secured three of four landlord banning orders issued in London.
Meric Apak, from Camden council, said: “Around a third of Camden residents rent from private landlords, and they deserve to live in properly regulated, safe homes and to be treated fairly. The pandemic has further highlighted the importance of the right to a home that is safe and secure.
“Most landlords are decent law-abiding people however, for too long a minority have been able to let housing that is unsuitable while exploiting their tenants and woefully disregarding their wellbeing and safety.
“Our HMO licensing scheme and Rogue Landlord Taskforce are continuing to improve the standards in Camden’s private housing sector, empowering renters to take action and helping good landlords to run successful businesses.
“The legal action taken in this case was a necessary last resort. Our message to landlords and letting agents is that we are here to work with you; to provide advice and assistance first of all and to ensure you can meet your obligations.”
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