An Islington landlord has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 after failing to licence a house in multiple occupation (HMO).
Christos Loizou, of Chingford, admitted failing to have a HMO license as required on 14 May 2015.
Islington Council had repeatedly asked Loizou to licence the property at 668 Holloway Road, London, but he failed to do so, so the council took legal action.
At Highbury Magistrates' Court on 13 August Loizou was fined £6,700, and ordered to pay £715.50 costs, a victim surcharge of £120, and a court charge of £150.
Islington Council has recently introduced additional licensing requirements for landlords of HMOs in Caledonian Road and Holloway Road, after council research showed there is poor management of many rented properties in both streets.
Cllr James Murray, Islington Council's executive member for housing and development, said: "More and more people in Islington are renting privately, and we want to help make sure they have decent homes to live in.
"Most landlords are good and make sure they keep to the law and licensing rules, but if landlords fail to meet their responsibilities we will take action.
"If landlords or tenants have concerns about property licensing we would ask them to contact the council in confidence for help and advice."
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