Landlord fined a massive £42,000 after fire safety failings

Posted 04/11/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.

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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]