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Rich List Builder Fined for ‘Death Trap’ Student Halls Cautionary Tales, HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles, Property Development

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"Development company fined £14,000 for unsafe student accommodation"

Builders who took safety shortcuts in a purpose-built private student hall of residence were ordered to pay more than £14,000 in fines and costs in court.

Cost Design Ltd and UK Real Estate Ltd – part of developers MCR Group – admitted breaching building regulations before Manchester Magistrates Court concerning the development in Grafton Street, Ardwick, Manchester.

The court was told that the 55-flat development failed to meet basic fire safety standards. Continue reading Rich List Builder Fined for ‘Death Trap’ Student Halls


Shared house was firebomb waiting to explode Cautionary Tales, HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

A cluster of differently covered wiresElectrical wiring in a shared house was so dangerous the property was a firebomb waiting to go off, a court heard.

Faulty wiring was overheating and could have ignited at any time – but the house in multiple occupation (HMO) had fire safety precautions in place. Continue reading Shared house was firebomb waiting to explode


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