Hounslow fines landlord

A landlord has been fined £1,000 for failing to fill out proper paperwork. Sartaj Singh of Homeseekers, was found guilty in his absence at Brentford Magistrates’ Court for failing to comply with the council’s request to confirm his interest in a property, six months after being asked.

The Council aims to send a message to landlords that they should work with them, or face the consequences.

Sue Witherspoon, the council’s acting director for housing, said: "We want to have a good relationship with landlords in Hounslow and with the vast majority this is true, but where there is a blanket refusal to co-operate with a simple request that relates to tenants’ health and safety, we will use every means possible, including legal measures, to achieve that".

Singh was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £950 in costs on March 14.

From The Hounslow Guradian – www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk

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