Landlord fined for renting to multiple occupants without a licence

A landlord in Immingham has been fined £1380 after he was found renting a house to multiple occupants without a licence.

Yordan Kaloyanov, 37, was taken to court by North East Lincolnshire Council after its housing enforcement officers and Humberside Police raided a house on Pelham Road.

Kaloyanov was found to be renting the property to multiple people without a licence.

Officers also found that the property had no interlinked fire alarms, no fire doors or emergency lighting. The exit doors did not have the required thumb-turn locks and there were no emergency contact details for the manager or owner of the property.

Following the findings of the inspection, the property was issued with an Emergency Prohibition under the Housing Act requiring the owner to carry out emergency remedial works.

Kaloyanov was subsequently prosecuted and was found guilty of six offences under the housing act and handed fines of £100 per offence. Additional costs of £750 and a victim surcharge of £30 meant the overall costs incurred to the plaintiff amounted to some £1380.