Landlord fined for serious fire alarm breach

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A HIMO owner who failed to properly maintain the fire alarm system at one of his properties has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 for breaching regulations.

Muhammad Abjaur Rahman Chowdhury appeared before Milton Keynes Magistrates court on Friday over breaches in relation to a property in Mullion Place, Fishermead.

The court heard investigators from the council’s Private Sector Housing team found a number of things wrong when they visited his HIMO in March 2011. One of the more serious breaches was failing to maintain the fire alarm in the property which was being occupied as a HIMO.

Mr Chowdhury, of Edgware, Middlesex was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £720.59, £1120.59 in total after admitting failing to comply with The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 contrary to section 234(3) of the Housing Act 2004.

A spokesman for the Private Sector Housing Team said: “These requirements are there to protect tenants, and this was a serious breach in terms of safety.

“We will continue to tackle landlords who fail to manage their properties and who do not maintain important health and safety requirements in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation.”