Lettings agent fined £50,000 over safety failures at two HMOs

A letting agency which is also an HMO landlord has been fined £50,000 after admitting 18 offences relating in particular to fire safety.

Lettings of London Ltd, which his based in a business park in South Barnet, North London, has been fined £42,596 and told to pay costs of £10,626 plus a victim surcharge of £170 over two HMOs it operated in Hatfield, Hertfordshire that council officers inspected last year following complaints.

The properties on Goldings Crescent were found to lack working fire alarms or fire blankets, broken self-closing fire doors and emergency lighting and several dangerous features including loose stonework and rusted metal handrails.

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