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Landlords in court over dangerous house

PUBLISHED: 09:52 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 10:19 17 June 2015

Lowfield Street

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Home had no fire escape and not enough smoke alarms

Two Dartford landlords have been ordered to pay more than £8,000 between them for letting out accommodation which put their tenants’ lives at risk.

Faisel Akugi and Altaf Ismail rented out a house in Lowfield Street which had no fire escape and insufficient fire alarms, fire doors and fire extinguishers, Dartford Magistrates’ Court heard.

The pair, both from Ilford, Essex, were found guilty of three offences relating to the shared three-storey house, including not having a licence for the property and breaching regulations.

They were each fined £2,120 and ordered to pay £2,000 costs, and will probably not be allowed to let out shared accommodation in future.

If you rent privately and are concerned about your accommodation, call Dartford Borough Council on 01322 343674 or email housingprivatesector@dartford.gov.uk


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