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LICENSING: Landlord fails to appeal �2,500 fine for unlicenced HMO

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A Haringey landlord has failed in his attempt to have a �2,500 fine thrown out by a First Tier Property Tribunal.

The landlord, who the council won't name, was fined by Haringey private sector housing team for letting an unlicensed three-storey HMO in Hornsey Park Road to seven unrelated tenants.

Inspectors ruled that the property also posed a high risk to the tenants as it didn't have adequate fire protection or a detection system.

Kitchen facilities provided were insufficient for the total number of tenants under Haringey's HMO licensing scheme, which has been running since May 2019.

It requires landlords who let properties to three or more unrelated tenants living together who share a bathroom or toilet facilities as well as a kitchen to get a license.

Protect residents

Councillor Dana Carlin (pictured, below), cabinet member for housing services, private renters and planning, says its scheme is there to protect residents and ensure they are living in homes that are safe, well managed, of good quality and most of all, compliant.

'As shown by this case, those who do not comply with their obligations will face tough consequences,'� she adds.

'The health and safety of residents is of utmost importance, and we will do everything we can to fight for renters' rights and to strengthen the quality of Haringey's private rented sector.'�

Last November, Haringey got the green light from the government, for its five-year selective licensing scheme in 14 of its 19 wards in a bid to improve housing conditions and support the council's ambition to tackle inequality.

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