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January 2017 – Landlord fined for failing to install fire alarm

A private landlord from Woking has been fined £4,500 and ordered to pay an additional £3,732 in costs after breaching health and safety rules. This is the fourth such prosecution of its kind in Woking Borough in the last six months. Mr Alan Fowler was charged with failing to carry out vital work that would […]

January 2017 – Nottingham business faces £200k fine over Fire Safety Offences

Nottingham business providing residential accommodation in the city has admitted to a number of breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Mr Robert Singh, director of Nottingham Student Lettings Limited was fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000 after a prosecution by the fire service. Mr Singh was also sentenced to […]

December 2016 – Two businessmen fined £65,000

Failure to take fire safety precautions and other fire safety offences when converting a public house to a restaurant have led to convictions of two businessmen and £65,000 in fines and costs being awarded against the company of which one of the convicted men is a director. Israr Rajah, Bashir Ahmed and Mr Ahmed’s business, […]

December 2016 – Manchester Landlord has been ordered to serve 12 month jail sentence

A Manchester landlord has been ordered to serve a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, with 200 hours unpaid work and told to pay £11,025 costs after fire officers found numerous dangerous features to a property under his ownership. A fire safety officer came upon Mr Karamat Hussain’s property by chance, uncovering a series […]

Lincolnshire Landlords found guilty of fire safety breaches

Two landlords have each been found guilty on six counts of breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in Lincolnshire. Brothers Motiur Rahman, 42, and Ashikur Rahman, 38, were fined £5,400 after it was discovered that they had failed to take adequate measures to protect guests and tenants in a house of multiple occupation […]

Hotel pays £260,000 in landmark fire safety trial

London hotel has had to pay more than £260,000 in fines and costs in what is believed to be the first jury trial of a case under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Chumleigh Lodge Hotel Limited and its sole director, Michael Wilson, had pleaded not guilty to a total of 12 offences […]

Millionaire Owner of one of Britains top schools ordered to pay £50k

Wealth owner of The Abbey College has been ordered to £50,000.00 for failing to have fire safety measures in place.  The College had a Fire Risk Assessment report however this was deemed ‘woefully inadequate’ and the owner admitted to 15 breaches of the fire safety regulations as reported by the Mail Online.

Fire in Cheltenham Pub

Firefighters tackled a fire on the evening of January 5th which started in the basement of the Byshill Pub in Cheltenham.  The pub was evacuated and nobody was believed to have been injured in the fire which started in the fuse board of the cellar.

Council awarded cash to tackle rogue landlords

Leeds Council have been awarded £125,000.00 of government funding to tackle the quality and safety issues above shops for more than 200 residences, according to LocalGov.  The Council have served over 1,000 enforcement notices on at least 350 properties to improve living conditions.

Fire Blaze at Nottingham Pub

The Bridge pub in Nottingham has suffered severe damage and is likely to be demolished due to a fire that broke out towards the back of the building.  The building is now said to be out of bounds due to being declared unsafe and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.