Advice for Landlords with multiple occupancy dwellings
A landlord has been fined a total of £12,000 for seven fire safety and cleanliness offences at a property he was letting out in Oxfordshire.
Hans Raj was prosecuted by Oxford City Council over a two-storey property where six people lived. He admitted all seven offences.
The council’s legal representatives told Oxford Magistrates’ Court that Raj did not have a license to operate a house in multiple occupation.
He said a visit by council staff to Raj’s investment property at the end of 2013 found no fire door between the hallway and kitchen and no adequate fire resistance under the stairs.
Source: Letting Agent Today.
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