RCT secures first of its kind prosecution
RCT secures first of its kind prosecution 13/11/2009

Owners who allowed tenants to continue living in their building after it was effectively "closed" by health and fire experts because of the danger it posed, have been prosecuted. Rhondda Cynon Taff Council's Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) had no choice but to serve an Emergency Prohibition Order on Washington Buildings, Porth in September last year, because of the genuine risk posed to tenants by a lack of fire escapes and fire precautions. It is believed this is the first prosecution for non compliance in Wales. more info

Successful prosecution of property management firm... 03/11/2009

Solitaire Property Management Limited has today been fined £1,500 plus costs of £2,000 after pleading guilty to two offences at Southampton Magistrates Court relating to charges of the company's failure to comply with fire safety law. more info

Chinese restaurant guilty of fire safety breaches 26/10/2009

A former restaurant manager has been ordered to pay over £7,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of fire safety legislation following a prosecution brought by the London Fire Brigade. Mr Wei Chen was managing Kan's Chinese and Thai Cuisine at the time of the breaches admitted guilt on 10 contraventions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Sentencing occurred on Monday 26 October 2009 at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court. more info