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Cardiff landlord fined over £4,000 for 'dangerous failings'

Cardiff landlord fined over £4,000 for 'dangerous failings'

A landlord has been fined over £4,000 at Cardiff Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to eight charges relating to a rented student property in Albany Road, Cardiff.

The court heard how tenants living in the five bedroom student house had complained to the Council about the condition of the property, fearing for their safety.

Council officers inspected the property and identified a number of 'dangerous failings'.

Spiridian Micallef from Sully Road in Penarth was ordered to pay a fine of £4,664 as well as £200 in costs and a victim surcharge of £100.

"The majority of private sector landlords keep their properties to a high rentable standard and these properties play an important role in Cardiff’s housing stock.

The small number of landlords that think that they can provide substandard accommodation which falls below the required standards, need to think again, as we will follow up complaints made and we will precede these matters through the courts.

There is no excuse to rent a property in this condition. It isn’t acceptable and I am pleased that the fine imposed by the court reflects the severity of this case."

– COUNCILLOR LYNDA THORNE, CABINET MEMBER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES