News - Property Management

Building managers fined £100,000 after failing to act on fire risk assessment 06/07/2011

The managing agent of a block of flats in London has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay almost £13,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of fire safety law. Douglas and Gordon Ltd pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Southwark crown court on 29 June. more info

Residential landlord fined for 'blatant contravention' of prohibition order 05/04/2011

A London landlord has been ordered to pay out thousands of pounds after putting tenants’ lives in danger. Adrian Francis Lasrado was prosecuted under the Housing Act in connection with a second-floor property on London Road, Hackbridge, Sutton, which had been converted into a self-contained flat. more info

£4,000 for landlord who flouted fire safety restrictions 01/04/2011

  A landlord has been forced to pay £1,000 in fines and £3,246 in costs for letting his property out after being served with a prohibition notice. Steven Russell, of Courtyard Hotel in Stockton on Tees, pleaded guilty at Teesside Magistrates Court for failure to comply with a prohibition notice. This is an offence under 32(2) (h) of the Fire Safety Order 2005. more info