Landlord fined £11,600

A landlord from Devizes has been fined £11,600 for exposing tenants including a family with children to dangerous living conditions.

Ansar Butt, 39, admitted 24 breaches of the Houses of Multiple Occupation Regulation and four counts of failing to undertake works following the issue of an improvement notice.

The trial at Swindon Magistrates Court found the most serious defects included faulty fire detection, exposed wiring, no hot water, no heating and significant disrepair.

Mr Butt was ordered to pay costs of £1,894.50 and a victim surcharge of £170.