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Landlord of 20-person HMO has five figure bill for safety breach

A landlord has received a combined total of £10,478 in fines and costs for breaching safety regulations.

Stroud council brought the prosecution against Amonbir Mander who owned a former hotel in Stroud.

When an officer inspected the property in July 2022 they found the building fell below acceptable safety standards and there was a serious fire safety risk.


The ex-hotel was being used as an HMO and licensed for 20 tenants at the time of inspection.

Mander pleaded guilty to the regulatory offences at Cheltenham Magistrates Court. He was fined £4,608 for the offence of being in breach of the safety regulations. He was also ordered to pay the investigation costs of £1,568 and the council’s legal costs of £4,112.50 in full. 

Additionally, he was ordered to pay a Victim Surcharge of £190.00. The total amount he was ordered to pay was £10,478.00.

The building is now in the hands of new owners, having been sold by Mander prior to appearing in court. The new owners are working closely with council officers to improve standards.

A council spokesperson says: “This prosecution should serve as a warning to landlords who don’t meet required standards in the Stroud district that we will take legal action to protect the health and safety of private sector tenants. All landlords have a duty of care to their tenants.” 

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    Off subject but I saw a great no plate in Norwich yesterday HMO 1, now that has to belong to a landlord !

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    It might be ‘His Majesty’s Office’ / 1. 👍

  • jeremy clarke

    How long before said hotel is full of young men who have arrived in rubber dinghies leaving their families behind until they get their free house, free food free everything?


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