MNY Property Management Ltd has been fined £3,390 for offences under the Housing Act - specifically, failing to buy a licence for a HMO it was managing.
Highbury Corner Magistrates Court heard that Camden council officers visited the property in January 2016 and found a family of five living in severely overcrowded conditions and mould growth in the flat.
The council told MNY Property Management Ltd to obtain a HMO licence. MNY failed to do this in a reasonable time.
The home’s owner has also agreed to repay £71,855 to Camden Council to cover the cost of housing benefits paid to occupiers of the HMO for the period it was unlicensed.