A novice landlord said she fought a legal battle to regain possession of her rental property but was horrified to find it trashed and covered in faeces. Angela Leeming, 62, says she spent more than £10,000 in court costs, damage repairs and lost rent. Leeming said her tenant left dog and cat faeces on carpets
A landlord was found to be renting a “coffin-like” cupboard to a man in London as a room. Inspectors for Newham Council discovered the one-metre by two-metre understairs space in an overcrowded house in Beckton. According to the council, the four-bedroom house had already been fitted with 11 “sleeping spaces,” with bunk beds crammed into single rooms. Officers also discovered serious fire
A landlord has been fined £100,000 after illegally converting a Barking home into seven studio flats. Nazmul Haq, 54, converted a five-bedroom family home, which was registered as a private address, into seven flats. Mr Haq further built an illegal extension to the property. Mr Haq first had an enforcement notice issued in March 2014.
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
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