A landlord has been fined a total of £10,000 for breaching regulations when renting HMOs to vulnerable residents, as a supported accommodation provider.
During an inspection of two HMOs by Telford and Wrekin council officers safety issues were identified including overflowing bins, an overgrown garden, a collapsed front fence, defects to fire escape and more.
As a result the landlord received Civil Penalty Notices as an alternative to prosecution and paid a total of £10,000 in penalties.
A council spokesperson says: “We work closely with Telford and Wrekin landlords, supporting them to meet their legal obligations. However, we will take strong enforcement action and apply sanctions when needed, to protect our residents in the private rented sector.
“The significant fines imposed on the two HMOs should send a strong message to prevent other landlords from breaching their duties and from failing to provide the appropriate support and accommodation for our vulnerable residents in supported accommodation properties.“
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