Tenants lives put at risk by landlord in shared house

A landlord has been fined after putting the lives of his tenants at risk.

Nasir Bashir Ali was prosecuted by housing officials for safety breaches linked to a shared house he owns in Hinckley.

Officials became aware of the issues following a routine inspection of the licensed premises.

Ali admitted 10 offences when he appeared before Leicester Magistrates after failing to meet conditions of the licence to run a house in multiple occupation (HMO).

 

The offences included failing to maintain a working fire alarm system and providing certification of its proper maintenance. Officers also identified defective fire doors.

 

Ali was fined £2,780 for the offences and full costs of £1,961 were awarded to the prosecuting authority Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

 

He was also ordered to pay victim surcharge of £170.

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