A landlord who ignored council orders to improve his property was fined £2,000 for putting their lives at risk.
He repeatedly breached fire safety rules and let tenants live in damp rooms.
Mokhtar Pouri denied seven offences of ignoring council improvement notices and admitted three further similar offences. Continue reading Fines for landlords who ignored fire safety
Husband and wife property investors Michael and Margaret McQueen were branded as unfit landlords by councillors and have lost their licences to run a ‘death trap’ shared student house.
Councillors decided they had a ‘total disregard’ for the upkeep of a flat housing seven students after hearing a damning fire safety report. Continue reading “Death trap flat” landlords stripped of HMO licences
A proposed new law requiring buy to let landlords to provide a wired-in fire alarm in their rental property has failed to gain support in parliament due to fears over cost.
Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders claimed his private members bill would save lives and prevent injuries in fires every year. Continue reading £500 million cost for buy to let fire safety is ‘too much’
A landlord group has responded to the government’s challenge to identify changes to the law that would make running a business easier.
The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has responded with suggestions that they say would revitalise the private rental sector.
Top of the list is carrying on with self-regulation rather than resurrecting the old government’s proposal to introduce a licensing and registration scheme in England and Wales. Continue reading Don’t regulate landlords any more, urges Residential Landlords Association (RLA).