Ignorant Reading landlord fine £25,000 for failing to fix fire alarm
Following an inspection of a four-storey HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) owned by a reading landlord, licensing offenders found a multitude of issues, most importantly that the main fire alarm system was not in working order. Additional issues included fire extinguishers that were not in working order and not maintained, damaged electrical fittings, damaged external door, inadequate fire doors and obstructed hallways.
The landlord was urged to reinstate the fire alarm as soon as possible, however this was left until three months later. The landlord and his company were charged with 31 law breaches under the Housing Act of 2004, and for failing to comply with the Licensing and Management of HMOs (Additional Provisions) Regulations of 2007.
The Reading landlord showed a complete disregard for the safety of his tenants and his property, by ignoring repeated requests to resolve the failures that were found inside. He was fined a total of nearly £25,000 for failing to provide basic fire safety in the HMO property.
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