A buy-to-let landlord in Bristol has been forced to hand £1,569 back to the council for housing benefit payments he received.
Charles Banda was ordered to pay £1569.10 back to the council for housing benefit payments he received from the authority relating to non-compliance with an Improvement Notice served under the Housing Act 2004.
Banda failed to remedy issues identified by the council in an Improvement Notice served in November 2018 regarding leaking sewage pipes and taps in a property occupied by a 69 year old adult. The council completed the works in default.
Cllr Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing, said: “This repayment order shows how important it is for tenants to come forward and assert their rights. The council is dedicated to assisting tenants where help is needed.”