Landlord fined for dangerous housing conditions

Landlord fined for dangerous housing conditions

A private landlord has been fined by Willesden Magistrates Court for poor and potentially dangerous housing conditions following a prosecution by Brent Council.

Mr Monojor Ali, of Cairnfield Avenue, NW2, was fined £6, 000 and ordered to pay costs of £1318 plus a £170 surcharge for breach of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence.  

The property in Buxton Road, Willesden Green, was found by Brent Housing Inspectors to have:

• Inadequate fire protection to the communal areas
• Faulty wiring
• Smoke alarms broken and not working

Mr Ali was given the opportunity to rectify conditions and given a deadline to do so, however failed to take any action.


Councillor Harbi Farah, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "Every resident in Brent deserves a home that is safe, secure and fit for purpose and landlords that don't provide a good standard of accommodation will be prosecuted. This prosecution is one of more than fifty already made this year and sends a clear message that the Council is taking a zero-tolerance approach to rogue landlords.

I would encourage our residents to take part in our Landlord Licencing consultation, open until Friday 16 December. It is a great opportunity to tell the Council about the ways we can improve renting a home in Brent."

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Kelvin Lloyd
Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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zoe glover 05 Oct 2017

Update! Worst company I have ever dealt with. Undervalued a Cambridge property by over 100k, wont take on any evidence of valuation including a RICS valuation done 3 years ago for the very same value...

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards 27 Sep 2017

Its nonsense articles such as this that make it harder to get clients to realise just how difficult the market is out there. When you see Rightmove and there are more 'price reduced' then 'new' most days...

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Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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Christian Donovan
Christian Donovan 18 Aug 2017

The write-down on house values, combined with the fall in the GBP saddled the fund?s property portfolio with a 1.4% loss in the second quarter. The shocking amount of $240 million.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

Interesting point of view.

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