Landlord fined £8,000 for 16 offences

A landlord has been fined over £8,000 for a total of 16 offences under the Housing Act, according to Hastings Borough Council. Thomas Wallace pleaded guilty to non-compliance with a statutory improvement notice at his property and was fined £2,667. Wallace was further required to pay £432 costs and £170 victim surcharge. Mr Wallace was

Rogue tenant jailed for 16 weeks

A head tenant has been jailed for 16 weeks after he changed the locks on a property that was illegally sublet to 35 men. Ilie Florin Dragusin evicted the men and removed their belongings from a converted three-bedroom semi-detached house. Brent council officers found the 35 tenants to be living in substandard conditions in an