HMO Landlord Fined for Third set of Offenses

28 September 2012 Categories: News

HMO Landlord Fined for Third set of Offenses

Adam Musson, a buy to let landlord from Bath, was fined a total of £24,000 earlier this month because of offenses relating to one of his HMO properties – his third set of offenses in as many years. The property, located inSwansea, was found to be unlicensed, for which Mr Musson was fined £12,000. He also admitted to seven additional offenses which included several breaches of management regulations and failing to produce documents, and was fined an additional £1,500 for each offense.

This isn’t the first time that Mr Musson has appeared in Swansea Magistrates Court in relation to his HMO properties though. In February 2011, two charges were brought against him after he ignored licence conditions that required him to carry out repair and improvement work on two of his properties inSwansea. Then he was fined £4,000.

Swansea’s cabinet member for wellbeing, Mark Child, commented, “Tenants that live in HMOs in Swansea need to be reassured that they are renting a clean, safe and well managed property.

I hope this latest case will send out a clear message to HMO landlords that this council is determined to ensure all HMO’s reach an appropriate standard and that they are licensed properly.”