A LANDLORD who failed to carry out gas and fire safety checks has been fined more than £2,000 as part of Rotherham’s selective licensing programme – which regulates the standard of private rented homes.
Mohammed Hanif Khan, of Broom Lane, was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court for several breaches of conditions in relation to licences held for properties on Wellgate Mount, Wellgate and Selborne Street in Eastwood. In total he was ordered to pay £2,015.03 in fines and costs.
Magistrates also imposed further fines against six other rogue landlords from Rotherham in relation to unlicensed properties.
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Private landlords prosecuted after licencing scheme for rented homes introduced in Rotherham
Ten rented houses in Rotherham have been found to be so dangerous they have been effectively shut down by the council in the two years since a licencing system was introduced in parts of the town, it has emerged.
Details of those closures and the fact that Rotherham Council has also prosecuted private landlords on 18 occasions over failings to maintain their houses properly emerged as the council’s ruling Cabinet approved plans to extend the licencing scheme to parts of Parkgate and Thurcroft where it is known that deprivation and crime are major problems.