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Rogue landlord ordered to pay £10,000 for renting out poor quality housing

A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay a fine of £10,000 after being convicted for renting out two unlicensed properties in Cricklewood, north west London, that were deemed unsafe.

Brent Council issued Hassan Elaadouli with two civil penalty notices, totalling £7,500, in relation to a pair of unlicensed flats he owned on Ivy Road, NW2.

Brent enforcement officers discovered a family living on the ground floor where the front right corner of the building and the rear extension were falling away. 

There was also an issue with a leaking corrugated iron roof, exposed wires and not enough power sockets.

The property was deemed a serious hazard and the family were moved into a hostel as a consequence.

Elaadouli, of Wandsworth, pleaded guilty to failure to license at Willesden Magistrates Court and ordered to pay a fine of £8,000 and £2,000 in court costs.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent’ head of housing, commented: “No family should have to live in this way and we will pursue rogue landlords like this all the way to court when we need to.”

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