Landlord fined for dangerous housing conditions

1st December 2016

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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