Slum landlord in Newham slammed with record �27,400 fine
A landlord has been slammed with a record fine of �27,400 after tenants, including children, were discovered living in slum.
It is the largest fine handed out to a landlord in Newham and believed to be one of the biggest in London.
Ashfaq Mohiuddin, aged 45, of Ridgeway Gardens, Ilford, was found guilty of 16 charges relating to a mid-terrace block with four flats over a restaurant, on High Street North, East Ham.
Thames Magistrates’ Court heard on October 10 that Newham Council housing inspectors found a number of occupiers, including two children, living in the unlicensed property, infested with mice and cockroaches.
Mr Mohiuddin was found guilty of failing to license and manage a house in multiple occupation. Other charges included not ensuring fire regulations were in place and that appliances were fitted properly, and preventing dampness.
You may also want to watch:
Mohuiddin was also ordered to pay Newham Council’s costs of �3,515 and a victim surcharge of �15.
Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “We want to ensure private sector rented properties are well managed and meet a good standard. We also want to deal with the crime and anti-social behaviour that is sometimes associated with bad private sector rented housing.
- 1 Town hall chiefs back £3m purchase of Plaistow property for rough sleeper centre
- 2 Anonymous tip off could hold key to murder of Sami Sidhom three years later
- 3 Housing campaigners to stage protest in Canning Town over empty homes
- 4 Body found in search for missing Newham man
- 5 Newham to start weekly recycling collections
- 6 Police officer jailed for GBH after injuring man in Forest Gate
- 7 Silvertown, North Woolwich heritage project offers opportunity to history buff
- 8 Tributes to 'hero' charity founder who dedicated life to Newham children
- 9 Stratford was busiest station on TfL network last year, data reveals
- 10 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
“We will never accept private sector tenants being directly exploited by landlords, who force them to live in dangerous and unacceptable conditions.
“Good landlords have nothing to fear. For the bad ones, we have a clear message: clean up your act or pay the price.”