An unscrupulous landlord in Chesterfield has been ordered to pay a total of £5,684.91 after being prosecuted by a second time by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Rasa Zubaviciute, 45, of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, was convicted for putting her tenants at risk by providing them with substandard housing conditions at a property she owns and lets in St Margaret’s Drive, Chesterfield, S40.
Zubaviciute was convicted of the offences at Derby Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced by Chesterfield Magistrates Court for failing to comply with two Improvement Notices served by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The court expressed particular concern at the fact that the landlord had failed to comply with the second improvement notice, which had been served in response to an electrical report showing potentially dangerous defects that placed both the occupants and neighbouring properties at risk.
The court also noted that her previous conviction in August 2018 had also related to failure to provide electrical certificates.