Landlord who failed to comply with health and safety notices is prosecuted
From our colleagues at Barbour EHS.
Warrington Borough Council has prosecuted a landlord, who had not complied with a legal health and safety notice on a property he owned in Warrington.
Mr Yousaf Younas, of Cartier Close, Warrington, failed to comply with a Prohibition Order served on him with respect to a privately rented property in Warrington.
The Order prohibited the use of a ground floor bedroom adjacent to the kitchen due to serious fire safety concerns and required works to be carried out before it could be occupied again.
After the Order was served, officers found the bedroom in use by a couple with a young baby. Mr Younas had failed to take any action to prevent the use of the bedroom or to carry out any works recommended by the council to reduce the fire risk posed.
Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for environment, housing and public protection, Cllr Hitesh Patel, said: “The successful prosecution serves as a warning to other landlords that we will not hesitate to prosecute landlords who fail to comply with legal notices and don’t take the health and safety of their tenants seriously.”
Younas pleaded guilty and was fined £300; £100 contribution to costs, and a £34 victim surcharge.
“ This case illustrates the importance of maintaining residential fire safety standards and certainly complying with enforcement notices.”
At William Martin we have a nationwide team of experts who offer a comprehensive range of health and safety compliance services. As part of the Marlowe Software, Risk & Compliance division, William Martin also has access to a wider range of complementary services.
This content has been produced in association with our sister company, Barbour.
For all enquiries, please contact us or call our team on 0203 819 8829.