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Landlord fined for 'unlawfully profiting' from London flat

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A landlord who used an agreement that tried to undermine her tenants’ rights has been fined a total of £5,800.

67-year-old Southend-based Anna Yang gave her tenants the document which said they were not able to have any protection from immediate eviction under the Housing Act 1988, Bexley Magistrates Court heard.

Despite living in Essex, Yang used misleading documents which stated she was a resident in the rented flat in Charlton, Greenwich (pictured).

Following an investigation by the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council’s trading standards team, Yang admitted the offence under regulation 9 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and was fined £2,700. She also had to pay a victim surcharge of £270 while £2,855 was awarded to the council.


A council spokeswoman explains that the prosecution accepted the landlord had adopted the agreements from the previous landlord and then updated them without fully checking they were accurate.

She adds: “It’s so important that rogue landlords such as Mrs Yang are caught and prosecuted for unlawfully profiting and misleading their tenants with false information. We would urge our landlords to ensure that they are delivering good practices for all their tenants.

“The council’s trading standards enforcement team work hard to identify landlords who are exploiting tenants to ensure that everyone in Royal Greenwich has access to a safe and secure home that meets their needs.”


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