Landlord who crammed two tenants into one loft is given big fine

A landlord who crammed six tenants into one house, including two into one converted loft space, has been ordered to pay £15,000 in fines and costs.

 

Suresh Nathan Paramaswara, who owns a three-storey house in Totteridge, must pay £15,281 after failing to obtain a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) licence.

Paramaswara was convicted at Willesden Magistrates Court.

 

Barnet Council inspected the unlicensed property following a tip-off and found four separate lettings and four tenants in “unsatisfactory conditions.”

A Barnet Council spokesperson said “if Paramaswara had applied for a licence, the council would have identified these unsatisfactory conditions during the licensing inspection.”

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