Redbridge council to crack down on unlicensed landlords

Landlord fined £19k for renting unsafe property

Unsafe electrics at the property

Cabinet member for housing Muhammed Javed

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A landlord has been fined nearly £19,000 after renting out an unsafe and unlicensed house.

The three-storey property in Cavenham Gardens, Ilford, was occupied by nine people including two children, one being only 18 months old.

Following an inspection September 25 2013 it was revealed to have no fire alarm system, unprotected escape routes, obstructed fire escapes, defective electrical installation, no guarding to the staircase and a mouse infestation.

The landlord Abdul Rashid Warishaully, aged 44, of South Park Road, Ilford, was served an Emergency Prohibition Order following the inspection but reconnected the electrics and continued to rent out the property.

Mr Warishaully failed to attend Redbridge Magistrates Court on July 11 2014 and the case was dealt with in his absence.

He was found guilty of 15 offences under the Housing Act 2004 and fined £18,914.

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11:39am Tue 29 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Tip of the iceberg.
Tip of the iceberg. Villagecranberry
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4:00pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Walthamster says...

"no fire alarm system, unprotected escape routes, obstructed fire escapes, defective electrical installation, no guarding to the staircase and a mouse infestation ...."

How many years has Mr Warishaully been operating illegally, ignoring court orders and putting people's lives at risk? A few months' rent will pay his fine, and he can go happily on.
"no fire alarm system, unprotected escape routes, obstructed fire escapes, defective electrical installation, no guarding to the staircase and a mouse infestation ...." How many years has Mr Warishaully been operating illegally, ignoring court orders and putting people's lives at risk? A few months' rent will pay his fine, and he can go happily on. Walthamster
  • Score: 3

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