Another Landlord fined £70,000 for not meeting fire safety standards- Fire Service in pursuit of rog

A landlord from Luton has been handed a huge £70,000 fine and also ordered to pay costs after a string of fire safety offences were found at a property under his ownership. The magistrates court was told that the HMO, belonging to Alyas Hussain, was overcrowded and tenants’ lives had been put at risk through a lack of fire doors, automatic fire detection and heat detection, obstructions to stairs and exits in the event of fire. It also materialised that there were unfinished electrical works throughout the property which left bare wires hanging from ceilings and out of walls. Bathrooms were in a terrible state of disrepair, ceilings were damaged and the gas meter had to be shut down due to a

Unsafe Hotel receives £80,000 fine for serious Fire Safety breaches

The owner of a hotel in Crewe has been hit with a £80,000 fine over its “systematic failure” to comply with fire safety rules. 14,000 lives put at risk at fire ‘death trap’ hotel Hospitality First Two, which owns the Crewe Arms Hotel, on Nantwich Road, pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, at Liverpool Magistrates Court in December. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) took the company to court after an inspection in December 2015 revealed several breaches. An immediate prohibition notice was issued at the time, forcing the hotel to close for two and a half months to carry out emergency works. Inspectors found a lack of smoke detectors, poor ma

It's the LAW - Hotel gets fined £12,000 for not having Fire Risk Assessment

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Workplace with temperatures above 1000 degrees receives Fire Risk Assessment

Following a recent Fire Risk Assessment in Birmingham, the owner was really pleased with standard of professional work provided by Agile Fire Safety - This was one of the hazards identified! .......HOT MOLTEN METAL Temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees For a Professional Fire Risk Assessment & prompt service visit www.agilefiresafety.com

Landlord jailed for 6 months for failure to secure fire safety & not provide a suitable Fire Ris

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) has welcomed the outcome of a court case in which a Bristol businessman was successfully prosecuted for failing to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Garreth Wilson, who is the person responsible for student accommodation at 5 Nine Tree Hill, Cotham, Bristol, pleaded guilty to three charges relating to breaches in fire safety at the property. The charges were: Failure to undertake a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. Failure to ensure escape routes and exits lead as directly as possible to a place of safety, in that self-closers had not been fitted to the kitchen and lounge doors. Failure to ensure that the fire alarm sys

Serious fine for Birmingham landlord of HMO who neglected fire alarm servicing

A Birmingham landlord of an HMO admitted he ‘didn’t care’ about the flats he rented out, nor his dire fire alarm servicing record. Mr Jabbar Khalid appeared in court in September last year and admitted his guilt to all the charges brought against him. He was fined over £3,800 for a litany of fire safety breaches and a failure to obtain an HMO licence. Officers from Birmingham City Council had visited his property to assess it for a licence and discovered that the flat was highly neglected. The council officers uncovered a string of fire safety hazards, including: No fire blankets in the kitchens The fire alarm panel had malfunctioned Smoke detectors did not work or had parts missing Poorly f

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