A Sandwell landlord has just been hit with a fine and court costs for over £6,000 for serious disrepair issues in one of his properties.
Please see full details here.
Thankfully this sort of thing is rare. We are very keen to stress that the majority of our landlords provide good homes and do the right thing.
But where properties aren’t up to standard, the council takes its responsibilities to make sure people are decently housed, seriously. If we do step in, most landlords will cooperate and take whatever action is needed, well before we have to think about enforcement action or the courts. They might just need some advice or polite encouragement
But if a landlord won’t cooperate … we’ve got teeth.