A slum landlord in Sheffield has been given the longest banning order ever after being prevented from managing or letting properties for ten years.
56-year-old local businessman Nilendu Das has been added to the national Rogue Landlord Database following a First Tier Tribunal decision in Manchester brought by Sheffield City Council, its first such action.
Chair of Sheffield City Council’s Housing Committee, Cllr Douglas Johnson said: “The length of [this] banning order reflects the seriousness of his actions and his flagrant disregard for fire safety and the safety of his tenants.
“We are very happy to see his name on the Rogue Landlord Database.
“Mr Das has a long history of operating and managing extremely poor-quality housing and has been prosecuted numerous times by the council.
“This latest prosecution has come as a result of Mr Das’ continuation of the most severe housing offences.
“His properties were some of the most dangerous properties ever seen by the council’s enforcement staff.”
The Rogue Landlord Database can be viewed by all Local Authorities across the UK but not landlords or tenants.
Should Mr Das breach the banning order it could lead to a custodial sentence or a fine of up to £30,000.
Cllr Johnson adds: "Sheffield City Council takes firm action on poor housing practices and criminal activities.
"The Council will act to protect the people of Sheffield and drive out rogue landlords.”