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Huge fine for repeatedly ignoring rental licensing laws

A landlord has ended up with fines totalling over £90,000 after repeatedly ignoring a council’s selective licensing regime.

Stephen Ige pleaded guilty to knowingly letting three properties in the Brent area of north London without a licence.

He was ordered to pay a £25,000 fine 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, totalling £90,863 including a victim surcharge.

Ige, who owns a number of properties in Brent, had previously been found to have illegally let out two other properties requiring licences. 

He was fined £5,000 and warned to make sure he applied for property licences where required, but continued to ignore the law.

  • jeremy clarke

    Yet again a fine for not holding a licence. No mention of any issues with his properties. Surely licensing is about property improvement and standards which can be measured without a licence?

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    And on appeal fines to be lowered to £3.50 as Brent excessively miscalculated their profit margins


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