landlords responsibilities

Council takes legal action against tenants who refuse to have fire smoke detectors repaired

Four people have received warrants to enforce access to their homes in order to carry out fire safety work – will other local councils soon follow suit? Read More

Tenants exposed to asbestos at Bolton mill

A landlord and a letting agents have been prosecuted for failing to protect tenants from the risk of asbestos exposure at a mill in Bolton. Read More

Landlord’s gas-boiler neglect put family in danger

A landlord has received a suspended prison sentence after a family suffered carbon-monoxide poisoning at a flat in Lewisham, South London. Read More

Landlord put profit before safety

A landlord has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for allowing a tenant to live without hot water or heating for two years. Read More

Landlords: avoid personal injury damages

Recent high-profile cases in Scotland in which landlords in the social and private rental sectors were sued for personal-injury damages demonstrate the need to keep up to date with best practice in the area, says James Barrowman. Read More

Landlord jailed over near-fatal bedsit blaze

A Suffolk landlord has been jailed for 20 months after a tenant was practically baked alive in a fire at one of his properties in Norwich. Read More

Poorly planned renovations left workers exposed to asbestos

A commercial property landlord allowed construction workers to be exposed to asbestos during the refurbishment of an industrial unit in Bristol. Read More

Court-skipping landlord finally convicted

A landlord has been fined and told he could face a possible prison sentence following multiple breaches of gas safety regulations. Read More

Landlord fined after tenant killed by faulty gas fire

A landlord has been fined £40,000 after one of his tenants died from carbon monoxide poisoning, which was caused by a faulty gas fire. Read More

Lax attitude to gas safety costs landlord GBP 25,000

A Great Yarmouth landlord was fined a total of £24,840 after he failed to check gas appliances and obtain gas safety certificates in 12 flats he owned in the town. Read More

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