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A property company failed to carry gas safety checks in buy to let homes for around 50 tenants.

Barclay Limited, of Richmond, London, owned more than 10 properties in Richmond, Hampstead and Willesden.

The firm was fined £6,500 and ordered to pay £1,822 costs after pleading guilty to two gas safety charges at Westminster Magistrates Court.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the boiler in at least one home had not been checked for almost a decade.

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HSE inspector Anne Gloor said: “We found that Barclay Limited owned more than 10 properties in Richmond, Hampstead and Willesden, which involved around 50 tenants. The firm failed to maintain and check the gas appliances in all these properties.

“As a result, it put the lives of the residents, their neighbours, and their own properties in danger and chose to ignore the warnings and enforcement action from HSE.”

Student housing fines

Birmingham Selly Oak property firm JPS Properties UK Limited was fined more than £8,000 for failing to licence four houses in multiple occupation (HMO) shared by 25 students.

Birmingham’s cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor John Cotton, said: “We were unable to ensure that the properties complied with national regulations and tenants were at risk.”

Defective property

Landlord Bobby Peters was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £855 in his absence after ignoring council demands to repair a shared HMO in Sudbury, North London.

Brent Council housing officers inspected the house after a tenant reported a ceiling had collapsed on him.

The team found fire, electrical and sanitation defects and told Peters to carry out repairs.

He failed to do so and the case ended up at Willesden Magistrates Court.

HMO offences

A business owning two flats above a town centre bar in Wrexham were fined a total of £5,000 with £5,000 costs for letting substandard flats.

Tempo Estates Ltd and manager David Wyn Thomas were found guilty of  several housing management and safety offences at Wrexham Magistrates Court.

Tempo Estates Ltd was convicted of failing to comply with an improvement notice and an emergency prohibition order and failing to licence an HMO.

Thomas was found guilty of six housing management charges.

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