Landlord loses appeal against £17,000 fine for failing to provide 'safe, secure and clean' housing

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government

A landlord who was given a £17,000 fine for letting out a filthy and badly managed house with minimal fire protection has had his appeal against the sentence rejected by a judge. Ashfaq Spaul's rented property in Himley Road, Tooting, housed nine tenants in six bedrooms despite having a lack of fire detection, overflowing bins, a broken window on the ground floor and disrepair throughout communal areas including broken taps, shelves and tiles. Wandsworth Council launched a successful pro...

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