11 Feb

Cowboy landlord ordered to pay £90k fine

Cowboy landlord ordered to pay £90k fine

A buy-to-let landlord with properties across North London has been handed a fine for continuously ignoring selective licensing laws.
Stephen Ige pleaded guilty in Willesden Magistrate Court to knowingly rent out three properties, to tenants without a licence from Brent Council.

Prior to this case, Ige was found to be illegally letting out two other properties requiring licences, was fined £5,000 and warned to make sure he applied for property licences where required but continued to ignore the law.

In this case, Ige was ordered to pay £25,000 for each of the unlicensed properties, £5,000 for failing to supply documents to the council when requested, and £10,763 in court costs to the council, totaling £90,863 including a victim surcharge.

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