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Man fined £10,000 after Renting out unsafe Southampton Property

man fined 10000 after renting out unsafe southampton property
man fined 10000 after renting out unsafe southampton property

At Southampton Magistrates Court on Friday 5 March 2016, Stephen John Roberts pleaded guilty to three charges In relation to 20A Bath Street, a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), of which he is the owner.

He was fined £4000 for failing to licence the property, £2000 for failing to produce a valid electrical safety certificate and £3,300 for failing to maintain the smoke alarms in the premises.  In addition, the court awarded £600 costs to the authority and a victim surcharge of £400.  The total penalty imposed was £10,300.  The Authority offered no evidence on two further charges.

Mr Roberts had a previous conviction for failing to licence the property.

Cllr Warwick Payne, Cabinet Member for Housing & Sustainability at Southampton City Council, said: “The council will continue to deal robustly with landlords who fail to apply for a licence and those who let unsafe homes. At the same time we want to work with responsible landlords by helping them comply with the rules, as they provide a valuable service for the city.”