Landlord slapped with hefty fine for neglecting tenants safety

A London landlord has been fined after contravening fire safety laws and having unmaintained electrics throughout the property.

 

The property which was a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) consisting of eight bedsits over four floors, was a serious fire and electrical safety hazard. Fire safety inspectors had already issued a notice to the landlord to prevent use of the property until changes had been made to make it suitable for rental.

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