Landlord fined over ‘dilapidated’ property
A landlord who failed to adequately maintain his buy-to-let property has been fined thousands of pounds in Court.
Mr Saleem Nazir, Bristol, found himself facing a legal battle after inspectors discovered a series of maintenance failings at his ‘dilapidated’ property.
According to reports, representatives from Bristol City Council were dismayed to discover a broken toilet, rotten floorboards and a bathroom in a very poor state of repair upon inspection.
The property, which was occupied by seven tenants, had fallen into a “dilapidated” state after Mr Nazir “ignored warnings” and “allowed it to deteriorate whilst still receiving rent,” Bristol Crown Court was told.
Mr Nazir was convicted of 17 charges of failing to comply with housing regulations and improvement notices.
He was reportedly ordered to pay fines of £4,000 on top of imposed costs of £5,700.
The disgruntled landlord was told: “You have acted as a rogue landlord in the sense that you allowed the property to become dilapidated and ignored local authority concerns and complaints, whilst all the time maximising your income from this.”
Reports suggest that Mr Nazir was also ordered to undertake 60 hours of unpaid work, after admitting being in breach of two previously-imposed jail terms in relation to completely unrelated offences.