Prosecution for contravening a Housing Act 2004 Prohibition Order (24/04/19)
At Llandudno Magistrates yesterday (24/04/19) Mr Peter Howcroft of Flat 6, 12 Woodland Road West, Colwyn Bay was found guilty of failure to comply with a Housing Act 2004 Improvement Notice. He was fined £200.00, ordered to pay £400.00 costs, and compensation to Conwy County Borough Council (Regulatory Services) of £878.40. A total of £1,478.40.
Mr Howcroft is a landlord who rents out flats within 12 Woodland Road West, Colwyn Bay. On 6 February 2018 he was served with a Housing Act 2004 Improvement Notice to install full heating to one of the flats.
Despite repeated assurances to a Council Officer that works were in hand, Mr Howcroft failed to carry out the requested works within the specified time period and the Authority had to undertake works in default to get a working heating system in place.
Cllr Mark Baker, Cabinet Member for Regulation, said “Landlords should be aware of their legal duty and responsibility to ensure that their tenants live in decent and safe homes. Officers of this Authority will deal robustly with landlords that don’t carry out their duties or fail to comply with the requirements of Notices served upon them.”
Posted on 25/04/2019