Cromer’s landlord might be fined for ‘harmful’ circumstances

Released:
3:50 p.m. May 19, 2022

A landlord has appealed a council’s decision to fine it for “dangerous conditions” at a property in Cromer.

North Norfolk District Council has confirmed it has served a “final notice to impose a fine” on the owner of a rented building on New Street in the city.

This is because of “failure to comply with an improvement notice served in August due to excessive cold and electrical hazards,” a council spokesman said.

The landowner has appealed and the matter is still pending.

City councils have the power to fine landlords who have breached a range of laws, such as renting, up to £30,000 in fines. B. the failure to fix problems with moisture, faulty wiring and mold.

They are also able to ban landlords and add them to a “rogue landlord” database.

The Home (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 requires landlords to ensure buildings are habitable.

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