A landlord has been convicted after neglecting his property in Norwich.
Measures were taken against Nicholas Ian Shaw, 47, by Cheshire West and Chester Council after complaints from a tenant.
The flat was being rented by a family which included two young children under the age of five at the time.
Mr Shaw was asked several times to replace single-glazed windows, repair a front door that could not close, improve insufficient loft insulation and fix problems with mould in the bathroom of the property.
The council’s regulatory services officers repeatedly contacted Mr Shaw to resolve a number of problems but he failed to take all the action necessary to improve the safety or cleanliness of his property.
Mr Shaw was fined £1,500 in West Cheshire Magistrates’ Court following his failure to comply with an improvement notice served under the Housing Act 2004.
Costs of £875 and a victim surcharge of £120 increased Shaw’s court bill to £2,495.