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Landlord Prosecuted by Bassetlaw Council

Landlord Prosecuted by Bassetlaw Council

Landlord Prosecuted by Bassetlaw Council

Landlord Prosecuted by Bassetlaw Council
Bassetlaw District Council has prosecuted a rogue landlord after she failed to make required improvements to a rental property he owned in Worksop. 

Landlord Prosecuted by Bassetlaw Council

In December 2017, Susan Jubb was issued with a closure notice in relation to a property she owned in Worksop. The property was found to have issues with fire safety and a number of electrical faults, along with ‘persistent anti-social behaviour’ from its tenants.

The list of faults included:

  • No fire alarm was fitted
  • No adequate fire escapes
  • The front door was nailed shut
  • A number of electrical faults including loose cables
  • Missing floorboards’

Mrs Jubb was ordered to take immediate action on the issues. In the meantime, Nottinghamshire Police served a closure notice relating to anti-social behaviour.

Worksop Rental Property Had No Fire Alarm

The home was deemed by the council as being too dangerous to live in. In total, 17 areas of concern were highlighted in the prohibition order. The issues were brought to Bassetlaw Council’s attention by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service after the tenant voluntarily requested they complete fire safety inspection. Mrs Jubb had, in the past, failed to comply with an earlier improvement notice issued in August 2016. The new closure notice was valid until February 2018, and a prohibition order prevented any tenants from living there until every repair had been completed.

Landlord Fined For Failing to Comply with Closure Notice

Mrs Jubb was fined £2,666 for the failure to comply and was also ordered to pay the council’s legal costs totalling £3,519, plus a victim surcharge of £266. The tenant who lived in the property was rehoused by the council.

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