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Banned! Four rogue landlords penalised by council

A London council has secured banning orders against four rogue landlords after they were found to be letting an unlicensed and unsafe home in the borough of Camden.

The number of landlord banning orders secured by Camden’s Labour-controlled authority now stands at seven – the most secured by any local council in England.

One of the four recent banning orders is against Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool; last year the council worked with the police to secure an anti-social behaviour injunction against Rasool after he repeatedly attempted to illegally evict and harass tenants at a property he owns in Kilburn.


The injunction was the first to be secured by a local authority against a landlord to protect private tenants from illegal eviction and harassment.

All four of these latest banning orders were given by the first tier tribal and apply to landlords Daya Ahmed Dayaaldeen, Henna Mohamed Rashid, and Talal Faliez Fahad Sagor Alenezi, in addition to Rasool. 

The orders will take effect in six months and ban each of those prosecuted from letting property, engaging in letting agency work, and engaging in property management work in England for five years.

If the orders are breached, penalties can include imprisonment for up to 51 weeks or a court fine, or both or a Civil Financial Penalty of up to £30,000.

If a reputable new management agent is not in place when the banning orders against those currently letting the property takes effect, the council will consider pursuing an interim management order to take over management of the property.



A Camden council spokesperson says: “Around a third of Camden residents rent from private landlords and they deserve to live in properly regulated, safe homes and to be treated fairly. The pandemic has further highlighted the importance of the right to a home that is safe and secure.

“Most landlords are decent law-abiding people however, for too long a minority have been able to let housing that is unsuitable while exploiting their tenants and woefully disregarding their wellbeing and safety.

“Our HMO licensing scheme and Rogue Landlord Taskforce are continuing to improve the standards in Camden’s private housing sector, empowering renters to take action and helping good landlords to run successful businesses.

“The legal action taken in this case was a necessary last resort. Our message to landlords and letting agents is that we are here to work with you; to provide advice and assistance first of all and to ensure you can meet your obligations.”

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    I am not going to try to defend the LL’s because I know nothing about the cases.
    Any LL must know to keep well clear of Alfred Place.

  • PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    Strange that those landlords names seem to originate from the the same ethnicity ?


    My point exactly, which has been removed, I am certainly NOT saying that any landlord from that ethnicity is automatically going to be a rouge, I'm sure that many are very good landlords but what has struck me is when we hear of these reports 99 times out of 100 they are people of these ethnicity, telling it as it is isn't being racist .

    Ferey Lavassani

    Andrew, my good man. Let me get it off everyone's chest. I am a long standing landlord with ethnic background. Hence, Fery Lavassani. Therefore, no one can accuse me of being racist. 99.9% of these landlord are from Indian subcontinent and West Africa. The countries that they originate from are so corrupt and lawless. When they get here, the first thing they do is to de a research to look for loopholes in the system. Last week I was approached by no less than ten landlords, from the same ethnicity, for assistance to gain possession. Take it from me. All failed on the first hurdle. Deposits in the back pocket and not registered. In a situation like this, they see no option, but to take the law in their own hands. In the case above, these guys got caught. There are many many cases that heavies do the eviction at a cost. The solution is simple. These guys have been charged and convicted. Why not confiscate their property under the "proceeds of crime Act 2002". You do one and the rest of them think twice.

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