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Welsh landlord fined £20k

Published On: September 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm


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A landlord in Wales has been prosecuted following failures in licensing and safety regulations surrounding her property.

Kaneeza Abid of Newport entered a guilty plea after failing to licence a HMO in Alma Street. Under the Housing Act, she was fined £10,000.


Additionally, Abid admitted a further 10 offences of failing to comply with the Management Regulations of 2006. She was also fined £1,000 for each offence committed.

What’s more, Abid was told to pay council costs of £1,229, plus a victim surcharge of £120.

After inspecting the property on January 22nd, environmental health officers from Newport City Council found that it required a licence and that fire escapes were obstructed with poor lighting.

Welsh landlord fined £20k

Welsh landlord fined £20k


Councillor Bob Poole, Newport City Council’s cabinet member for regulatory functions, commented, ‘HMOs are licenced and regulated for a reason. This is about safety. Tenants are entitled to live in accommodation that is safe.’[1]

‘Landlords have that responsibility and the council will not hesitate to take action against those who put tenants at risk,’ Poole added.[1]