Landlord fined £7000 for housing offences

  A landlord has been fined a total of £7,298 for operating an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Oxford that was home to three people with disabilities. William Stephen Rielly was prosecuted after environmental health officers from Oxford City Council investigated a house that he owned at Nowell Road in September 2016. They

Landlord pleads guilty to harassing tenants

  A landlord from Sheffield will be sentenced for harassing his tenants. Mark Cashin, 48, was taken to court by Sheffield City Council. Cashin pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the harassment of his tenants during a short hearing at Sheffield Crown Court. The first incident took place between Janaury 16, 2016 and February

Man aged 80, admits 10 year benefit fraud

An 80-year-old man has received a six-month suspended prison sentence for a £19,000 ten-year benefit fraud. However, upon further investigation about his pension credit claims, benefit officers discovered he and his wife had not claimed all the social security they were entitled to. As a result they increased their benefits. York magistrates heard that James