Landlord fined a massive £42,000 after fire safety failings
Posted 04/11/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.
Mr Javid Akhtar Mughal, a landlord from South Woodford, has been handed a fine of £42,000 after failing to comply to a prohibition notice regarding fire safety failings.
On inspection of his premise, following a complaint from a tenant, it was discovered it had been poorly converted and no planning permission or building control approval. Other faults discovered included:
- No fire escape/fire escapes
- Defective electrical system
- Lack of fire risk assessment
- High levels of dampness, condensation and mould.
Mr Mughal failed to comply with the issued prohibition notice and continued to let the properties out to the tenants, posing a massive risk to life safety.
This once again highlights the need for landlords to be aware of the fire safety requirements expected of them. If you are a tenant and need advice on such matters, do not hesitate to get in touch! You can call us on 0191 5237870 or drop us an email at [email protected]