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Kingston Hill landlord fined £5,000 for safety breaches
12:50pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
A student landlord has been fined more than £5,000 for failing to ensure the safety of her tenants.
Sysben Shadrawy, 52, was charged with failing to provide fire doors, smoke alarms and emergency lights at her property in Kingston Hill, which was occupied by seven students.
Kingston Council inspectors found the property in disrepair, with rotten windows, missing stair rails, exposed wiring and penetrating damp.
Despite written warnings from the council to improve the property, Shadrawy failed to provide adequate responses or gas and electrical safety information.
She pleaded guilty to four offences under the Housing Act at Richmond Magistrates Court and was fined £3,500 plus £1,720 costs.
A Kingston Council spokesman said: “We are determined to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of tenants and promote good practice in the private rented sector.
"Landlords are advised and offered support on the conditions required to ensure tenant safety but where conditions are not met action will be taken.”