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Hefty fine for landlord failing to meet safety standards

A landlord has been fined £7,500 for not complying with electrical safety standards at a property he owns and lets out in Bury.

He failed to produce a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report for the house, meaning the council’s environmental health officers could not determine whether the electrical installation was safe.

As a result, the council used powers to undertake an EICR at the property. 

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The installation was found to be unsatisfactory and works were required to make it safe and in line with current regulations.

Councillor Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services, says: “We are determined to improve standards across the private rented sector and we will exercise our powers where necessary to ensure this happens.

“People deserve to live in safe and decent homes, and this fine sends a clear message that we will not tolerate irresponsible landlords who let out substandard accommodation which puts tenants at risk.”

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  • George Dawes

    Fair enough

    Sadly in the coming years I can see lots of ridiculous fines for mumbo jumbo climate crap coming soon

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    In our local paper yesterday (EDP) 1600 Norwich City Council houses have not had gas or electrical inspections, no mention of any impending court case, fines, or sackings of responsible staff , stinks doesn't it ?

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    Who has fined him and exactly what for?

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