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lancashire landlord

Luton landlord: 4 properties, 4 fines

A ROGUE landlord has been hit with a quadruple fine for owning four unlicensed homes in Luton – all of which had inadequate fire protection potentially putting lives at risk. Following joint action with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, 99 Pomfret Avenue, 65 Spencer...
tenants

Tenants with no escape from fire

A landlord has been fined £5,000 after providing accommodation without an emergency exit to a young family of tenants in Folkestone. Jack Kensell, of Capel-le-Ferne, was found of putting his tenants at risk of harm at Dover Magistrates’ Court on July 1 in connection with a...
Bracknell

Property destroyed, 13 lives at risk

A LANDLORD with 19 properties in North East Lincolnshire was branded a “penny-pinching profiteer” who lied to police about fire safety in his property. Judge Peter Kelson QC said he was considering locking up Keith Newsum, 53, of Humberston Avenue, after he risked the...
ambulance

Ambulance patients treated by Firefighters

A trial, which has seen North East firefighters deal with life threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests since is to be extended. The firefighters would be treating ambulance patients. During the trial, which started at the beginning of this year, firefighters...
tenants

28 tenants, 7 rooms, no fire safety, £20,000 fine

A landlord has illegally converted a Stoke Newington house to squeeze 28 tenants into just seven unsafe rooms. He has been handed a £20,000 fine after enforcement action by Hackney Council. Alfred Landau ignored basic safety standards at the overcrowded home in Allerton Road....
Nottingham

Fine over £5000 for rogue landlord

A Landlord of a house of multiple occupancy has been prosecuted and sentenced to pay a fine of more than £5,000. Syed Masum Ali appeared in Stafford Magistrates Court last Wednesday and was prosecuted under the Housing Act 2004 for contravening prohibition orders and an...
home

Home Office releases fire statistics

The Home Office has published the first set of fire statistics since assuming control of fire services. This was from the Department for Communities and Local Government earlier this year. The latest figures include detail on the causes of fires and the use of smoke alarms. Also...
Durham

Guilty landlord faces £3000 fine

A landlord from Ormskirk, Liverpool, has been handed fines totaling almost £3000 after pleading guilty. He also admitted to a string of breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Mr Timothy Reynolds, the landlord of the Malthouse Business Centre and the Buck...
sprinklers

Sprinklers in all new homes says Coroner

The senior coroner in Derbyshire has called for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new homes, following the tragic death of local man Dan Spencer earlier this year after a blaze broke out at his home. Man died after chip pan fire at home, a sprinkler system would have put the...

Gym fire proves fire safety benefits

Being safe from fire really does pay off. The gym was well prepared for this unexpected fire. A fire took place in a gym below a nightclub in the City of London during the early hours of Sunday morning (26 June). This has highlighted the potentially life saving  benefits of...