Rent to Rent Operator Prosecuted and Fined

by Property118.com News Team

8:51 AM, 26th July 2017
About A year ago

Rent to Rent Operator Prosecuted and Fined

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Rent to Rent Operator Prosecuted and Fined

A Rent-to-Rent operator called Arthur Zurvskij has been found guilty by Willesden Magistrates Court of illegally sub-letting a five bedroom house to seven tenants.

The owner of the property, who lived in the United States and had legally handed over control of his property to Ludlow Thompson, believed that the property was being rented out to a single family. Willesden Magistrates Court heard that Zurvskij had not sought written permission from the landlord to let the house to more than one household.

Instead of securing a House in Multiple Occupation licence from Brent council, Mr Zurvskij (a director of Skyline Property Management) which he had subsequently changed to to Enox UK Ltd, had rented the property and then illegally sublet it to seven individuals. He was ordered to pay £2,250 in fines while his company Enox UK Ltd, had a £8,000 fine.

The Council enforcement officer said: “Breaching the law on HMO is very serious. If found guilty, the landlord or person in charge of the property is left with a criminal record. The potential fines are now unlimited.”

Brent Council maintains a zero tolerance policy which includes prosecuting tenants who illegally sublet.



Comments

paul thomason

8:02 AM, 30th July 2017
About A year ago

why would anyone use rent to rent , there is no get rich quick ways in the property market

Mark Alexander

8:57 AM, 30th July 2017
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by "paul thomason" at "30/07/2017" rel="nofollow">https://www.property118.com/rent-rent-operator-prosecuted-fined/#comment-93087">30/07/2017 - 08:02":

Rent for Rent is not for me but I have seen people do it very professionally and be very successful at it. Last year I invested into a Rent to Rent business via a Crowdfunding platform. It was a high risk investment but I really liked how the founders of the business were operating.


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