A private landlord in Evesham has been ordered to pay £14,500 after he was found to be illegally renting his property out to 11 occupants.
Four civil penalty notices were issued to the landlord by Wychavon District Council for operating a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) without a licence and several management regulation breaches.
The action that was taken by Wychavon District Council as part of a wider clampdown on landlords operating HMOs without a licence.
The council opted to take action following a raid by council officers on a three-storey property in the town’s Waterside.
Inspectors found a family sharing a single room, unrelated adults sharing rooms and overall the house was being used by eight adults and three children.
A number of safety hazards were also uncovered within the property, including poor internal layout, poorly working fire alarms, no fire doors or compartmentation and the kitchen lacked a working oven.