Landlord ordered to pay almost £40k over ‘worst property seen in ten years’

A landlord has been ordered to pay almost £40,000 over a series of safety breaches at his flats in Birmingham, described as the worst property seen by inspectors in a decade.

Birmingham city council said David Greene, 64, showed “callous disregard” for his responsibilities at the property, which was converted into ten flats.

Offences included broken, boarded-up windows, smoke detectors hanging off the ceilings, ill-fitting fire doors and blocked fire escapes.

Tenants had no access to hot water or heating.

Greene was contacted regularly by Birmingham City Council  to resolve the poor conditions.

He admitted the offences at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court and was fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £1,941 costs and a victim surcharge of £170.





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