A Birmingham landlord was ordered to pay £3,860 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 September 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in Oval Road, Erdington – after admitting he didn’t care about the property.
Jabbar Khalid, age 25 of Cherrywood Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham pleaded guilty to failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching a huge list of management regulations. He was fined £1,800 with £2,000 costs and victim surcharge of £60.
Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said: “Khalid admitted to my officers that he didn’t care about the property and he did not take any responsibility for ensuring the safety and comfort of his tenants. The list of defects at the property goes on and on and the pictures officers took confirm that the property offered little more than a roof over the tenants’ heads. I am appalled by the conditions that his tenants had to endure and I am extremely pleased that we have been able to successfully prosecute another rogue landlord through our specialist work.