16 May 2019

A buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 in relation to 12 charges under the Housing Act after council officers found numerous breaches of regulations at a house in multiple occupation ( HMO ) ranging from defective windows to failing to produce a gas safety certificate.

Mahmut Gilgil, of Blandford Road, BH15, was convicted of a series of failings at the HMO, located above a kebab shop on the same road.

The breaches, carried out between April and May last year, saw Gilgil, 42, convicted of the offences at Poole Magistrates’ Court last week.

The landlord had failed to repair a holed plaster board to the required 30-minute fire resistant standard, replace ill-fitted lino, replace a broken light in the bathroom, clear vegetation from the gutters, reconnect a rainwater downpipe, display his details, or provide a gas safety certificate for the flat.

In addition, there were defective windows inside the property, while Gilgil had failed to repair loose, missing and slipped slates on the roof, replace missing furniture and apply draught proofing.

The landlord was fined £2,750 and ordered to pay a £30 surcharge and £3,425 costs.

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  1. Mansfield District Council is warning landlords to ensure they have a licence for houses in multiple occupation, following the prosecution of a private landlord who has been ordered to pay more than 10,000 for failing to licence five properties within the Mansfield District.

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