Safety failures leads to the fining of Hull landlords
Posted 26/05/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.
Two landlords have been fined by Hull City Council after being found guilty of neglecting safety precautions in their properties. Inspectors, who were tipped off about conditions within the property, found escapes routes to the property which contained six flats were blocked and in a rundown state with poor lighting; something which could potentially lead to fatalities in the event of a fire.
The first landlord, Mr John Holmes, was fined a total of £1,600 as well as an additional £682 and £125 victim surcharge. The second landlord, Mr Ashraf Khan had ignored an improvement notice handed to him by the council after inspectors discovered safety failings in a first-floor flat located just above a takeaway restaurant. Faults were found with electrics, windows as well as inadequate fire precautions and fined Mr Khan a total of £660 along with costs of £504 and a victim surcharge of £66. Furthermore, he was ordered to carry out £10,000 worth of improvements on the property, arranged by the council.
Landlords have the duty to protect their tenants; legal action is simply a last resort in order to prevent fatalities. If you have any concerns over the fire safety within your properties, get in touch today – we can help. Give us a call on 0191 5237870 or email us on [email protected]